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Old 11-01-2009, 03:38 PM
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Default My sixth year Confirmation anniversary



In 2003 right towards the end of my Annus Horibilis, I actually decided to renew the vows that my parents had made on my behalf at my infant Baptism. I spent a few weeks in preparation talking to Dr Alasdair Coles, who was The Sacrist and one of the Minor Canons at Saint Paul's Cathedral, and I had to chose a Patron Saint (the idea was to have another human being to help inspire you for when you felt that Jesus was just to far above your head as a role model) I kinda cheated, because I decided to have the highest form of Creation (outside of a Ressurected Christian) as my Patron Saint, and He wasnt Human...but because the Church had cannonized him as a Saint, after much discussion on the issue, it was settled, that I would have Saint Michael The Archangel as my Patron Saint

So on The Festival of All Saints 2003, I had to make my vows infront of everyone in a public manner, and then His Grace, The Lord Bishop of London, would annoint me with oil to proove that the Anglican Church regonised I was both Baptised and Confirmed a Christian.

I know that no ceremonial or Earthly Institution can make someone a Christian, but for me it was quite a profound moment

Anyway, if you want to see who the Bishop of London was (and still is at present) you can see him in this video

its his Christmas message from last year, about the financial markets also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vn3xoGRHyE
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A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of his grace. So while it isn't the ceremony which itself does it, participating is something like that is a way of testifying.

Many couples I know renew their wedding vows. My parents did so on their 50 anniversary. Very touching for me.
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A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of his grace. So while it isn't the ceremony which itself does it, participating is something like that is a way of testifying.

Many couples I know renew their wedding vows. My parents did so on their 50 anniversary. Very touching for me.
It was one of those good days in amoungst all the terrible days around that time. It was something meaningful to me at any rate. It was a public profession
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Congrats mate!
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I don't remember celebrating this last year?

anyways...Congrats!
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I don't remember celebrating this last year?

anyways...Congrats!
I'm sure I mentioned it, I'm sure ive mentioned it every year
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I'm sure I mentioned it, I'm sure ive mentioned it every year
I'm sure you have too

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what made it really special also, was that it took place in Saint Paul's Cathedral

My one regret about Saint Paul's is that I would have really liked the opportunity to virge through the Great West Door...and the lot never fell on me so to speak...I usually got the other job....




....opening them


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDEClOtNZbU

the first two mins of the video shows you what those Doors were like. Biggest Doors in Europe...YES bigger then the Vatican
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I just found a clip from the SPC 9/11 memorial service and YES it should be played that slowly...what doesnt sit well with me, is the tempo the Americans play it at...I have the Illinois State Marching Band rattling through it in about 40 seconds!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5vGho1fEw4
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmpo0csiIMs

Whereas that is sung TOO slow its not supposed to be a durge
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