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All Souls' Day Online Service
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Monday, November 2, 2020
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Building on the success of last year’s devotional performance of Duruflé’s Requiem on All Souls’ Day, Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to announce this year’s observance to mark the “day of the dead” in the form of an online video service. As a cathedral for the city and indeed the world, the service this year holds in prayer those who have died from causes currently at the forefront of our collective psyche: systemic racism, the opioid crisis, missing and murdered indigenous women, climate change, and COVID-19.

Full Service Details

Opening Welcome: The Very Reverend M. Ansley Tucker

Prayer Song and Dance: Songhees Traditional Dancers

Part 1: Black Lives Matter
• Poem and Reflection: Victor Aimey
• Music: Abide with Me (arr. Moses Hogan)

Part 2: The Opioid Crisis
• Reflection: Julian Daly, CEO, Our Place
• Music: Insanae et vanae curae (Franz Joseph Haydn)
• Reading: In paradisum

Part 3: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women with the Wildflowers Drumming Group (Jessica Sault, leader)
• Introduction and Strong Women Song
• Introduction and Warrior Song

Part 4: Planet Earth
• Reflection: Elizabeth May, MP
• Music: Psalm 121 (Henry Walford Davies)
• Reading: Canon Ian Alexander

Part 5: COVID-19
• Reflection: Ross Bliss
• Music: Pie Jesu from Requiem, op. 48 (Gabriel Fauré)
• Reading: Canon Ian Alexander

Prayers: The Very Reverend M. Ansley Tucker

Concluding Hymn: Angel Voices Ever Singing

We wish to thank the Anglican Foundation of Canada, The Barraclough Foundation and the NRS Foundation through the Victoria Foundation for their generous support of the young Choristers of Christ Church Cathedral, a fully immersive program of choral music education for children, based at the Cathedral School.