Posts Tagged ‘Queen Elizabeth II’

Police film those entering Hong Kong cathedral for Queen’s memorial service

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Police officers in Hong Kong videotaped Christians outside the city’s Anglican cathedral as they gathered this week to mourn and pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II, who died earlier this month. Officers from a 12-member police team stationed outside St John’s Cathedral in central Hong Kong on the evening of 25 September captured video footage Read more

Five Catholic queens who loved God – and changed the world

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II prompted global expressions of public mourning that are rarely seen. Her sincere Christian faith was evident to those who knew her. Catholic tradition is replete with examples of women who led their people through the most difficult of times. Here are five Catholic queens who saw their royal status Read more

Saint Queen Elizabeth?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
Saint Queen Elizabeth

No Western institution so skilfully orchestrates elaborate, arcane and profoundly moving rituals as the Vatican. With the exception, of course, of the British monarchy. Evidence of such mastery of panoply and sacred theatre has been in abundance these past weeks, culminating with the funeral of the Queen. And there will be more to come with Read more

Irish Catholic and Protestant leaders recreate Queen’s ‘walk of hope’

Monday, September 19th, 2022
walk of hope

The late Queen’s Diamond Jubilee ‘walk of hope’ between the Anglican and Catholic churches in the Northern Irish town of Enniskillen gave church leaders cause to reflect. The walk of hope was a simple street crossing: from the Protestant St Macartin’s Cathedral to the Catholic St Michael’s Church. It was an uncomplicated act with powerful Read more

What Queen Elizabeth meant to Christians

Thursday, September 15th, 2022
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022) was the world’s most prominent Christian leader, and perhaps the most faithful person to lead a nation. More than the pope — her reign saw seven of them — she was a constant presence in Christian life in Britain, at Church and in prayer. She showed by example, leading Read more

Queen hailed for her part in reconciliation of Ireland

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

The Queen is part of the reconciliation of Ireland, the head of the Church of Ireland has said. Archbishop of Armagh John McDowell was speaking during a service of reflection for the life of Queen Elizabeth II in which prayers were said to celebrate “her life and work for this country and for the Commonwealth, Read more

How Queen Elizabeth put forgiveness into action

Monday, September 12th, 2022

At precisely noon on May 17, 2011, the 85-year-old daughter of the last king of Ireland touched down at Casement Aerodrome, a military airfield southwest of Dublin. For the first time in a century, a reigning British monarch set foot in what is now the Republic of Ireland but for centuries had been the impoverished Read more

RIP Queen Elizabeth II – woman of faith

Friday, September 9th, 2022
RIP Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral during on the afternoon of 8 September in Scotland. Her death was announced on September 9, around 5:00 am. (NZ time.) In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will Read more

Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years as head of the Church of England

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

If you want to understand a nation, listen to its national anthem. “The Star-Spangled Banner” urges Americans to look out for the flag that waves over “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” “La Marseillaise,” the anthem of republican France, calls its citizens to arms. But the UK’s national anthem is Read more

Platinum Jubilee: Northern Ireland’s peace-making monarch

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

All she did was cross the street but that small gesture by the Queen made an enormous contribution to community relations in Northern Ireland. By walking from the Protestant cathedral to the Roman Catholic one in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Her Majesty set a standard for others to follow. Viscount Brookeborough, Lord Lieutenant of County Fermanagh, Read more