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94th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice

Ringing of the Bourdon and Armistice Ceremony

Sunday 11th of november 2012 at 3PM

Like every year the 11th of november at 3 PM, on the occasion of the anniversary of the World War I armistice, an anglo fench ceremony will take place in the cathedral, remembering all the victims of this conflict, in the presence of religious, civil, and military authorities, of representatives of the diplomatic corps, veterans, flag bearers, representatives of civil society, of the British community in Paris, including the Royal British Legion.

  Formerly, at 11 AM, the Bourdon Emmanuel will ring, like the bells of all the churches of Paris, in order to commemorate the Armistice.

 

 

On this year of the 94th anniversary of 1918 Armistice, we will pray and honour everyone who lost their lives and their hopes in this global conflict. We also remember those who, in the darkness, restored the light by remembering that man was created in the image of God, testimony of hope for changing the world in the reconciliation of peoples.

 

- 8.30 AM : Mass at the main altar
- 9.30 AM : Laudes at the main altar

- 10 AM : Gregorian mass
- 11 AM : Ringing of the Bourdon
remembering the 1918 Armistice

- 11.30 AM : International mass at the main altar
- 12.45 PM : Mass at the main altar

- 3 PM : Armistice ceremony

- 5.45 PM : Vespers
- 6.30 PM : Mass at the main altar live broadcasted on KTO, catholic TV

Plaque commémorative sur l'un des piliers du transept de la cathédrale.

 

PRAYER FOR US, CORPORALS

Blessed are those who died for carnal earth.
Provided it was in a just war.
Blessed are those who died for a plot of ground.
Blessed are those who died a solemn death.

Blessed are those who died in great battles.
Stretched out on the ground in the face of God.
Blessed are those who died on a final high place,
Amid all the pomp of grandiose funerals.

Blessed are those who died for their carnal cities.
For they are the body of the City of God.
Blessed are those who died for their hearth and their fire,
And the lowly honors of their father’s house.

For such is the image and such the beginning
The body and the shadow of the house of God.
Blessed are those who died in that embrace,
In honor’s clasp and earth’s avowal.

For honor’s clasp is the beginning
And the first draught of eternal avowal.
Blessed are those who died in this crushing down,
In the accomplishment of this earthly vow.

For earth’s vow is the beginning
And the first draught of faithfulness.
Blessed are those who died in that coronation
In that obedience and that humility.

Blessed are those who died, for they have returned
Into primeval clay and primeval earth.
Blessed are those who died in a just war.
Blessed is the wheat that is ripe and the wheat that is gathered in sheaves.

Charles PEGUY

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