Defence Sunday

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Defence Sunday, 9th November 2014 (Defence Anglicans)

While Remembrance Day recalls the tragedy of World War 1 and the hope for peace which came with the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the experiences of the 20th Century and the first decade of this century, reveals that this hope remains unfulfilled.

Australian service personnel remain at high risk in the Middle East and other areas, and the numbers of physical, psychological and spiritual casualties continues to increase.  This brings with it an obligation to provide on-going pastoral and spiritual care and comfort to our current and returning service personnel. The greatest support the church can provide to our chaplains engaged in this mission, is prayer and understanding.

Defence Sunday is an opportunity for the whole church to prayerfully support the ministry and mission of the Anglican clergy serving as military chaplains, the Anglican laity and their families who serve in the Australian Defence Force, as well as for the wounded and the grieving. Please join with me and pray with and for the Defence Anglican team on Defence Sunday, 9th November 2014.

Liturgical Resources for your use on Remembrance Day / Defence Sunday are available on the Defence Anglicans website

The Right Reverend Ian Lambert
Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force