Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of UK gives prayer at royal wedding

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by karnala, May 20, 2018.

  1. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    The wedding of the British Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle ensured the introduction of Blackness into the royal family, which had Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant diversity.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury married them, whilst Rev. Bishop Michael Curry, presiding Bishop of the American Episcopal Church gave a sermon. A copy of Reverend Curry's address was distributed in advance, but he immediately went off script .... he started with the Reverend Martin Luther King, then into an energetic reverie about love.

    Representing Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London Anba Angaelos ....


    Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first Black cellist to win BBC’s Young Musician of the Year, played Ave Maria (starts at 8:15)

    I was also reminded of the 'end times' when the gospel choir sang “Stand By Me” ~

    If the sky that we look upon
    Should tumble and fall
    And the mountain should crumble to the sea
    I won't cry, I won't cry
    No I won't shed a tear
    Just as long as you stand, stand by me.... etc.
  2. David

    David Well-Known Member

    I was quite impressed by the wedding ceremony. As karnala mentions, the Episcopalian bishop, Bishop Michael Curry, gave a very powerful address on love. But, for me, the most impressive and, in these days of political correctness, the most surprising address came from the Dean of Windsor. I've extracted it from the full ceremony to copy it below:


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