Liturgical and Spiritual Musings from a Unique City Parish
For our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth and all her royal house, for her government and armed forces; for this land and all who in faith and piety dwell herein, and for every land, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
God Save our Most Gracious Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth and grant Her many years!
Great to have you back after your long break!I hope the new job goes well and plan on visiting St Magnus soon, even though it always appears to be locked.www.catholicgossip.blogspot.com
It's normally open 10-4 weekdays.Thanks, nice blog.
As a Canadian with a great respect for the monarchy (the Queen is after all our Head of State as well) I want to share that I had the wonderful opportunity to make a formal declaration of that recently. Earlier this year, I attended a ceremony where a friend my mine was receiving his Canadian citizenship. When we all rose to our feet for the Oath of Allegiance, instead of just swearing in the new citizens, the presiding judge asked those of us who already were to participate as well. I was certainly more than happy to do so. Along with my friend and others, I raised my right hand too and solemnly recited the oath reaffirming my loyalty and devotion to Queen and Country.The pledge by the way was as follows: “I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen. ”The oath taking and our singing of the national anthem afterwards were very both moving to me, though I did wish that we were allowed to sing ‘God Save the Queen’ instead of just ‘O Canada’.Well again I say: “Vivat Regina!”