What is the correct order for an Act of Remembrance? . . .
I don’t think the Kohima Epitaph is suitable for a Christian act of worship, because it is sentimental and comes from a pagan source (Simonides of Ceos). There is plenty of good material in Common Worship: Times and Seasons (perhaps a penitential litany) without the need to resort to the Royal British Legion.
Derek Jay (Reader)
The best Christian “order for an Act of Remembrance” is a requiem mass; and I think the Fauré setting is ideal, since it appeals across a wide spectrum of popular musical tastes.
Frank McManus (Reader Emeritus)
Some churches advertise a ceremony of the blessing of chalk on or near the festival of Epiphany. What exactly is the significance and purpose of this annual observance in the church calendar? J. G.
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