Christ Church Cathedral to Host Open Service of Prayer for the People of Japan

This message is from Diocesan Communications 

    
 

Christ Church Cathedral, in consultation with Holy Cross, Japanese-Canadian Anglican Church will hold a special service of prayer for the people of Japan, Sunday, March 20th at 4pm.

Christ Church Cathedral is located on the northeast corner of Burrard and Georgia at 690 Burrard Street.

People of all faiths are being encouraged to attend this service of prayer, to remember those who have lost their lives and to support those whose lives have been forever changed by the devasting earthquake and tsunami.

The service will be organized over the next day or so. Bishop Michael will offer a homily. There will be music from the Japanese-Canadian community and a time to pray together using English, Japanese and keeping a space of silence.

The organizers ask that as many clergy in the Diocese of New Westminster as possible get the word out to their communities about this event and encourage the children and youth (of course all others are welcome to participate) to construct origami cranes as symbols of support and respect.

The cranes can be folded from paper where prayer requests have been written.

Here is a link to a static site that demonstrates that process. Origami Cranes. 

There are also many youtube posts like this one,( Youtube ) that detail the construction of an origami crane.

Organizers ask that the cranes be brought to the service on Sunday.

PWRDF representatives will be present to receive donations and forward them to the central office in Toronto for distribution to relief operations.

For further information:
Contact: Randy Murray 604.684.6306 ext 223