OF ALL SOULS
Pictures: Chris Price
Every year, on the night of All
Souls Day, the people of Saint Faith's invite the families and friends
of those known to them who have died during the past year, to join with
them at a Solemn Mass by candlelight. For this moving service, the
church is filled with lighted candles, and the names of those who have
passed away are read out.
Our pictures show something of the atmosphere at the 2005 All
Souls service. The first and last below are images from the 2004
service: the 2005 pictures feature the atmospheric new sanctuary
lighting effects, the High Altar glimpsed through the rails of the
north choir transept, the choir singing the Russian Contakion for the
Departed at the back of church, and the unlit reredos above the Nave
Altar after the service.
link for a
page featuring highlights from the service, including the sermon and
the prayers used for the occasion.
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