The Cenotaph, London: July 1919

This is a solemn Sunday. We pause to remember. With a Lament played on the bagpipes and silence and Reveille on the trumpet, we remember the loss and suffering of war.

Many of my formative years were lived in Hamilton Ontario. I did not realize then that the cenotaph at the centre of that city was practically an exact replica of one raised in London England almost immediately after WWI (as are those found at the centre of Montréal, Toronto and many other communities across our nation). This year it spoke to me anew, as a I considered the words with which the apostle Paul concludes the twelfth chapter of his letter to the Romans … ‘Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good’. I look forward to sharing my gleanings … of the cenotaph (from the Greek kenotaphion, ’empty tomb’) and the gospel!

We invite you to join us in Christian worship either in the sanctuary (following COVID protocols of safe distancing, mask wearing and refraining from singing) or by live-stream at Sunday morning. We will be celebrating the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, so you are invited to prepare with some bread and a cup. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s Youtube channel at

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