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Homily offered by The Rev'd Dr Ann Solari for The Presentation of Christ in The Temple, February 1, 2015
The cathedral coin collection is situated in the ambulatory adjacent to the Holy Spirit Chapel.There are 110 permanent coins capturing the history of Christianity. Coin 111 changes from time-to-time to allow a focus on subjects of contemporary interest.
Currently in place of coin 111 we are displaying a medal issued by the Queensland Patriotic Fund in 1915 to raise money to help serving and former military personnel.
The Dardanelles was the strait between the peninsula of Gallipoli in Europe and the mainland of Asia Minor. In World War I it was the site of the Gallipoli Campaign, in which the British and allied forces attempted to capture the peninsula in order to allow their naval forces to push through the strait to Istanbul. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the peninsula on 25th April 1915 at a cove subsequently called Anzac Cove. The Turks were prepared for the landing and the Anzacs suffered heavy losses. The allied forces were completely withdrawn from the peninsula on 9th Jan. 1916.
Despite the failure of the campaign, the bravery of the Anzacs and the mateship that occurred amongst them made it a special occasion for the fledgling nations, and for Australians and New Zealanders the 25th April every year is Anzac Day, when they remember the Dardanelles and the soldiers who fought in all the wars.
"It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny."
Delivered nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jnr's, 1967 Christmas Sermon on Peaceprovides the frame through which I am seeking to view the Queensland election campaign.
He went on to say….
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The Cathedral Planning Day will be held on Saturday 14th February 2015.
It is open to all.
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'It's a feudal pageant. They need us to watch; to be awed and inconvenienced.'
Scales fell from my eyes as those words conjured up Pythonesque parades; kings on steeds surrounded by entourages of knights, minders and advisors – all dressed to impress - approaching a medieval castle.
In my mind's eye I see peasants, allowed to look but not touch, lining the route to be awe-struck.
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