Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1st ANNIVERSARY OF EARTHQUAKE IN CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND

Christchurch Cathedral after the earthquake

Bosco Peters at Liturgy:
On the anniversary of the Christchurch devastating 6.3 earthquake we remember those who died, those injured, and all we lost. We commit ourselves to a journey, hoping for new, transformed life from these ashes.
See Bosco's blog for more.

The cathedral was deconsecrated and partially demolished. What's left standing will be made safe, until a decision is made on the future of the structure.

I'm late to the anniversary for the folks in Christchurch. It's already Ash Wednesday there, and Lent has begun.

5 comments:

Cathy said...

It doesn't seem like a year. I guess these things never do.

Grandmère Mimi said...

The anniversary caught me by surprise, too.

Marez said...

Thanks for remembering. It has been quite a year. But we are strong and we can feel the care and prayers from around the world. Rather poignant that the anniversary fell on Ash Wednesday this year.
Cathy, in some ways it feels like yesterday and in some ways it feels like so much longer than a year! We are all changed.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Better late than never, Marez. May God heal those who grieve from their losses and give strength and courage for the work that remains to be done.

JCF said...

Prayers, Marez, for you and yours in Christchurch.