Yesterday, the National Cathedral marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War with a service of atonement. The whole service, said on July 27th, was constructed around the need for repentance for war, and the horrors it inflicts on humanity.
“One hundred years ago, an assassin’s bullet plunges the nations of the world into violence unlike any the world has ever seen,” the service’s litany of prayer begins, before citing the number of dead and wounded, including civilians.
“From the fields of Flanders to the forests of Verdun to the peninsula of Gallipoli, the dead cry out: life and love interrupted; hope and promise laid waste; war, war, and more war. Forgive us!”
The full Huffington Post article is here.