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CHURCH SERVICES.

THK ANTJLICAN CAT 11 KDRAL. A ,siin]>!e and impressive service Avas conducted ai. the Ansriiran ('at.hedral at eleven o'clock this morniny,. and a very large congregation took part. The anthem wa.s -Mendelfe-xrlin's " Happy and Ble.st."

Canon Bean dcl-ivrred a stirring address from fchf- text TI. Samuel. 10 and )'2: "Bo of good courage. aud lot us pinv the man for oil! - people and for 11 io cities of our God: nnd 11 >«-■>• Lord do that which seemth him good." " Glorious memories of heroic , achievements cluster round April 1.9,15," lie said. "The blood of ;i Bmipber tingles at the.- very mention of the word Ansae, ft serves as an'" inspiration to do noble things uohlv. The path of duty on that r-vontfu! day wns for many the road to glory. They played the men for our people, and for the cities of our God. The landing of troops wn,s achieved under almost incredible difficulties. "Whatever the results of the Gnllipoli campaign, whatever the criticisms offered as to its commencement, eoiitimiance and final abandonment, the deeds of the Australasian Army will .stand out as one of the most stirring chapters in this colossal war." Canon Bean recalled the fact that not only the Australians and. New Zealand ers, but British and French battalions made equally desperate landings at Gallipoli. They should honour all those heroes in the commemoration of Anzac Day, although it was peculiarly the sacrifice of their own gallant boys that would be first in their minds. They remembered, also, the unity of the Empire of which it ha«J been said by an American fltatesmfcn, " Her dag waves on every £&«- rt K-Vvty pore, and the morning trumpet of her soldiers following the sun and keeping company with the hours, circles the world with one continuous strain of the martial airs of England." If ever there was-a country for which a mafi might pray and work and fight purely thnteoiintry was England. Thr>re. was no country with so long a record behind her 'that- had been stained with vj fev-.v

crimes as thei'' Mor-hor'and. "Nicy remembered t-hn': day the allegiance and devotion of the donnnsms : they called i : 1:1 i -)-. I t.lm st r< e.e ■ i'eii! : .! bravery of their own sou« umi-r ti'o mosr trying eii'ei:ms ( an('("-: j h.cy remero'x'red fho <•011 rage and loyaltv of the soldier-, and s.a.ilors who Irxi uphold the noolest. t-radit-ioiis of the P.rifi.sh flair Wir'tout stn'n or (hshononr. 'Thei ren>ep L ibered rh ll eagoitieenT a-"!'- cf r.liaf Cave iii!!iei'i<:h'dae 'ostre to ihe patriotism of New Zealand 8 reinforcements. Thev Imnoured who went under ; p awfu! la-nding. I bey (jif-1 v 1 in'ie."i: t, :: v'e. l that a scrap cf p-inc- e-idor-cd witli B'"itain"s s'snatui'e wa- pi bonoor iiii'iiv' to be respected at a' l cost I. that amounted I',) -011 j'i I;■■ '•} ~ r fo- w'liich a'l hearts niirhfc h-"at viili pa "donable pride. wnnld ivr-win in flm m:nd« of all the aaes to 11-I 1 -- glor.v of the young army ;h':' «on hr-i l , >urc I s. anal t a steel ■! iii'-t frtd'« <>f ''i r ter viet-iry j n an ai-ii.-ii - leu. was witlsout p?i r.aMel in the anna'- of militarv history. The names, cf 'be men who 'ought there would remani an n>»p!rai ion tor eoneraiioie yet. unborn. •! !•!•' ('ATF-iOCfC < \TI I ! :f)l! !.. TJv direction ot !e.s f,or<lship Brotlie, Anzae Day wa= comm.unorated in a fit!birr manner at the "Roman'Cathcli; Catluviral this morning at nine o'clnc'v. A sne-ial mas- for the soldiers was celebrated in the 'oref-rnce of the c/m----gregatioii. \;hicb filled tbe Cathedral in all •virC-. T!io ehii<lren attending the parish -n-hooK willi their teachers, the arist Brother-! and Sifters, were. ]>reseni.. and s.ing special. hymns througboui the mass. Father James 11 auralian. of Ahura, formerly of the Cathedral, who is on a visu to Chrisiehurcli. was tho celebrant of the mass. The congrega I ion was addressed en fhe meaning d" \>i".ac 'flay and of its e!ai?n to a foremost na.rt in tin- history oi ii'o Km pi re. \ full holiday ws,. granted ''o the ehi'drejj of the Brothers' and Sisters' schools. - S\CRKD IIF APT ( IiFBCII. ADDTNTiTON. At. the Sacred Heart Church, Aldington. a lariie eougregation asseinl)b?d to celebrate special mass at 9 a.m. Father () Hare, priest in. charge, was the eclobrant. After the gospel, he delivered an impressive address upon the' great day that was being celebrated throughout: the Empire. Tim reverend father, in forceful lang,nagp, pointed to tho lessons to bo drawn from the celebrations

AT THE SCHOOLS. Auzac Day w;ts celebrated in a fitting manner at all the .schools in. Christchurcb to-day. The children wer." assembled at nine o'clock, and were brief! l .- addressed bv their teaeiicrs cit; the importance of the day. After saluting the. flu«.r 111■ ■ children were dismissed for ihe dav.

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CHURCH SERVICES., Star, Issue 11990, 25 April 1917

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CHURCH SERVICES. Star, Issue 11990, 25 April 1917

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