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DAY OF INTERCESSION.

SERVICES IN THE CATHEDRAL. To .lay, differences of creed ami dogma have been put aside, ami Anglican ami Xon Conformist stand side by side in Christi-hurcli Cathedral, making common intercession to a greater power than man's in regard to this most terrible of wars. The Bishop, with that broadness of view and fearlessness of convention which distinguishes him, invited the Ministers' Association to join with the Anglican clergy in a service of intercession, and conseipiently the prayers of Anglicans, Presbyterians, .Methodists, Baptists, and Salvationists, mingle and ascend from the kneeling worshippers in the Cathe-

dial to-day. Ihe iirst service com-: nienced at !• a.m., there being a fairly large congregation, even at that hour. It began with a short Bible reading, and was divided into three periods of • prayer, each beginning with a hymn and concluding with a i'i~v moments ■ silence. A scheme of suggested subjects of prayer was drawn up, but each leader was at perfect liberty as to the form lie adopted, and the subjects lie I chose. People entered and left during the singing of the hymns. There were no addresses given during the day, but ■ the Bishop will speak at the concluding service from 8 to !> this evening. Each service lasts an hour. Evensong will be sung by the Cathedral Choir from 5.1.1 to 0 this evening. The subjects suggested for prayer. were given under three heads:—First, second, and third periods. The iirst, comprised prayers of penitence, personal and national, including sins that led to the war, neglect of God, trust in j secular power, commercial and political rivalry, need of the spirit of Christ in civic and national life, the Church's failure to convert the world, social sins, 1 luxury, class rivalry, want of fellow-! ship, international rivalry, want of Christian courage, prayer for the coming of (iod's kingdom and remembrance j of Cod's mercies. Under the second. heading were prayers for our soldiers, sailors, leaders, wounded and dying,; airmen, recruits, chaplains, nurses, courage, unity and purity of purpose,' and thanksgiving for the brave ex-; ample set us. Under the third heading, were prayers for our Allies, for sufferers. Government ami statesmen, the people, women and children, suffer- j iug nations desolated by the war. Red Cross and other home-workers, for a righteous ami lasting peace, for national unity and self-denial, and a j prayer of thanksgiving. The following were the leaders in the services:—The Bishop, the Dean, Rev. | .1. de B. Galwev, Rev. Dr. Enviu, Rev.; G. K. Moore, Mr H. Holland, Rev. .1. .1. North, Major Xewby, Rev. P. N. Knight, Rev. F. N. Taylor, Rev. A. T. Thompson, and Rev. A. C. Lawrv. . The following are the assistants taking part: —Rev. F. Copeland, Captain Hildreth, Rev. T. Fee, Rev. E. P. Blamires, Rev. O. G. Machattie, Rev. H. York, Rev. W. Beckett, Rev. 0. Christian, Commandant Lord, Rev. T. W. Vealie, Captain Inglis, Rev. W. Walker. Rev. X. 0. White, Rev. \Y. 11. I Orbell, Rev. Watts, Rev. Williams, Rev. C. A. Fraer, Rev. J. Paterson, Rev. P. Cocks, Adjutant Middlemass, Rev. • ,1. Cocker, Rev. C. W. Duncumb, Rev. .1. Tennant, Rev. Vv. Tanner, Rev. D. D. j Rodger, Rev. P. B. Haggitt, and Rev.: 11. A. Job.

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DAY OF INTERCESSION., Sun, Volume V, Issue 1321, 8 May 1918

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DAY OF INTERCESSION. Sun, Volume V, Issue 1321, 8 May 1918

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