Remembering the victims of the Asian Tsunami of 2004

By karen

Devastation caused by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day 20014. The disaster will be remembered in St Anne's Cathedral on December 26.

Devastation caused by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day 20014. The disaster will be remembered in St Anne’s Cathedral on December 26.

The victims of the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 will be remembered this St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.

An estimated 300,000 people died when a massive earthquake caused a tsunami around the Indian Ocean. Many more lives were devastated and communities destroyed.

The Very Rev Houston McKelvey, who was Dean of Belfast at the time, and the Canons of the Cathedral brought out the Black Santa barrel once again – the Dean had just finished his Black Santa Sit-out on Christmas Eve – and the people of Belfast and beyond gave a huge amount of money for the relief work.

The Cathedral will be open just for one hour on Friday, December 26, from 8am until 9am. As on every weekday of the year, at 8.10am Morning Prayer will be read in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and after a five minute break, Holy Communion is to be celebrated in the Chapel of Unity at 8.30am. The entire Cathedral will be open during the hour for people to come and go, …read more

Read the full article here: http://connor.anglican.org/2014/12/22/remembering-victims-asian-tsunami-2004/


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