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Queen’s ‘devotion to this nation’ honoured at Christ Church

A photograph of Queen Elizabeth II is seen as Rev. Bruce McPetrie addresses a service of thanksgiving in her honour at Christ Church in Niagara Falls on Thursday.

  • A photo of Queen Elizabeth II is seen as Rev. Bruce McPetrie addresses a service of thanksgiving in her honour at Christ Church in Niagara Falls on Thursday.
  • Members of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment Museum fire a six-pound Second World War field gun in honour of Queen Elizabeth II following a service of thanksgiving in her honour on Thursday.
  • Rev. Bruce McPetrie and lay reader Tom Ridgway are shown in the memorial garden of Christ Church in Niagara Falls on Thursday following a service of thanksgiving in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth’s devotion to Canada and the Commonwealth and her unwavering dedication to sense of responsibility throughout generations was honoured at a particular service of thanksgiving at Christ Church in Niagara Falls on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died at age 96 earlier this month. She reigned for 70 years, after assuming the heavy accountability of the crown whereas nonetheless in her 20s.

Contained in the church on Zimmerman Avenue, church members cradled a program that cited the Queen’s steadying presence all through the years.

“She has been a steadfast and fixed surety for generations, particularly throughout some severely attempting instances,” this system learn. “Religious and ever duty-bound, she has set earlier than us a typical of the very best high quality. Her legacy is etched perpetually, not solely in historical past, however within the hearts and reminiscences of individuals throughout our planet.

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“She has actually lived her life in service which is unparalleled in our time.”

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Rev. Bruce McPetrie mentioned in a prayer for the Queen that it’s essential to present thanks “for her devotion to this nation and the various nations of the Commonwealth; for her grace, dignity and courtesy.”

He mentioned the gathering was an opportunity to honour the Queen’s lengthy reign, “for the concept she was an emblem of unity in a world that’s now harassed with other forms of discontent. It’s essential for us to maintain that in thoughts and hold in our prayer.”

McPetrie additionally cited “the braveness she confirmed in instances of testing, her energy and resolve from her deep abiding religion,” and requested for prayers for King Charles III as the brand new King, and for the Royal Household.

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Congregation members then stood and sang “God Save the King.”

Following the service and the tolling of the church bell, congregation members filed outsideand  across the church’s memorial backyard as members of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment Museum fired three rounds from a six-pound area gun from the Second World Conflict within the Queen’s honour.

 

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