NAMU MYO HO REN GE KYO
NAGASAKI DAY AUGUST 9th
On 9th August, from 6.30-7.30 pm, an ecumenical service organised by Pax Christi (020 8203 4884) will take place at the Crypt Chapel, Ambrosden Avenue, behind Westminster Cathedral, in memory of the 73rd anniversary of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter’s execution in 1943 for refusing to serve in Hitler’s army. Franz Jagerstatter was beatified in October 2007. Following the service, the Peace Walk will start from in front of Westminster Cathedral to the London Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park for a Floating Lantern Ceremony. This will begin at dusk to commemorate the 71st Anniversary for victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all wars.
The ceremony seeks to reflect on the horrors of war in an atomic age and to pray together for peace and harmony between all people and nations.
All are very welcome to join and offer flowers and incense.
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