It’s now 75 years since the guns fell silent over Europe and the work of rebuilding and reconciliation began. The youngest serving soldiers from that war are now well into their nineties, and we will not have their living memory with us for many more years. It had been hoped to make a long weekend of remembrance and thanksgiving. Despite the limitations imposed on these planned events, it is right that we should still quiet ourselves and give thanks for peace.
As well as the other means of marking this occasion, here is a simple video using some of the prayers and words prepared previously for this time: https://vimeo.com/415969303