Posts Tagged ‘Coronation’

Millions tuned into a two hour church sevice

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Ray Comfort has observed an irony in the fact that in an increasingly secularised world in which many people claim to be atheists, millions watched the coronation of King Charles. According to him, the ceremony was essentially a two-hour televised church service that emphasised the teachings of the Gospel and paid great respect to the Read more

British Catholics attend a coronation for first time since Reformation

Thursday, May 4th, 2023
British Catholics

When King Charles III is crowned May 6 in the gothic splendour of London’s ancient Westminster Abbey, it will be one of the year’s most-watched events. The coronation has attracted controversy—not least over its $125 million price tag during a cost-of-living crisis—even as opinion polls show dwindling public interest in the monarchy. But despite controversies, Read more

Catholic bishops to attend coronation of Charles III

Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Catholic bishops to attend coronation

On a historic occasion, Catholic bishops will attend the coronation of a British monarch for the first time since the Reformation when Charles III is crowned King on May 6th. In another first since the Reformation, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, will bless the new monarch at the end of the ceremony. Read more

Charles and Diana marriage always doomed

Thursday, April 20th, 2023
Charles and Diana

The marriage of Charles and Diana was never going to be successful, says former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey. Speaking on a new royal ‘docuseries’ the Church of England’s most senior cleric from 1991 to 2002 says he was ‘pitched in to help’ with Charles and Dianna’s marriage. In a frank discussion, he tells ITVXs Read more

King Charles meets Catholic delegation at Buckingham Palace

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

Well ahead of his May 6 coronation, King Charles met a Catholic delegation at Buckingham Palace last week. As king, Charles is the supreme governor of the Church of England. Speaking for the 12-member delegation, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster pledged his church’s allegiance to the new king. “For so many years, we have observed Read more

Jerusalem consecrated oil to be used for King Charles III coronation

Monday, March 6th, 2023
King Charles III coronation oil

The oil that will be used to anoint King Charles III during his coronation has been consecrated by senior clergymen in Jerusalem. The oil was pressed from olives harvested on the Mount of Olives, and has been perfumed with sesame, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, neroli, benzoin, amber oil and orange blossoms. The ceremony was conducted by Read more

Call for less Christian emphasis in UK coronation ceremony

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The coronation of the next monarch of the United Kingdom needs to reflect pluralist modern Britain, a new report states. The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life has also called for the number of Church of England bishops in the House of Lords to be reduced. The report, titled “Living with Difference”, Read more

Tonga: Coronation ceremonies begin

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

On Saturday Tonga began 11 days of celebrations to mark the coronation of monarch King Tupou VI with an ancient kava ceremony and gifts of pigs and yams from the country’s chiefs. In the ceremony an ancient Tongan title called Tu’i Kanokupolu, that pre-dates the monarchy by centuries, passes to Tupou VI. The coronation will Read more

Foreign church minister needed for Tongan King’s coronation

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Because it is taboo for Tongan subjects to touch their king’s head, a foreign church minister will perform the coronation of their majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u. A retired Methodist minister, D’Arcy Wood, has been chosen to place the crown on the king’s head. Wood lives in Gisborne, a town about 55 kilometers Read more