Dietrich Bonhoeffer remembrance service

Dietrich BonhoefferA service of remembrance to mark the death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer 70 years ago will be held at 6pm on 9 April 2015 at the cathedral.
The service will take the form of a vigil and will feature:

  • An opening anthem and postlude by the cathedral organist, Peter Guy
  • A formal welcome by the Dean
  • The two hymns composed by Bonhoeffer
  • A lament, two canticles and an anthem sung by Counterpoint, a diocesan ecclesiastical choir
  • Reading of poems by Bonhoeffer and W.H. Auden dedicated to Bonhoeffer
  • Extracts from Bonhoeffer’s ‘Letters and Papers from Prison’
  • Bonhoeffer’s commentary on Ps 42
  • A Scripture reading relevant to the occasion
  • Responsorial prayers and a litany of commemoration

Fr Erich von Dietz, a former chaplain at UoN and a relative of one of those who plotted with Bonhoeffer in the failed 1944 assassination plot against Hitler, is preaching on Romans 5: 5, and the bishop, the Rt Rev’d Greg Thompson, will deliver the blessing.

The focal point of the service will  be the extinguishing of a single candle on the high altar to symbolise Bonhoeffer’s death.

Further details: Fr Stephen Moore  0411406522