Service to honour fathers
The De Lanerolle Brothers
With the ringing of the Angelus bell at 6 p.m., today, the Cathedral
of Christ the Living Saviour, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7 will usher
in Father's day service. The Cathedral Choir, OKTAVE, The Congregation
Choir, Melanie Bibile, The De Lanerolle Brothers and Neranjan de Silva
will be providing the special music for the occasion, while Rev. Roshan
Mendis will deliver a special Father's Day message.
We are what we are because of our parents. Wouldn't it be a good idea
then to take some time off to reflect on the blessings of a father, and
pray for them? Quite often we take our parents for granted. We don't
like the rules and regulations they impose on us. Sometimes, what they
do for us and the sacrifices they make for us go unnoticed and
unappreciated. Should we think about both the negatives and positives,
show appreciation for the positives, and look at the negatives
positively? Should we analyse why there are negatives and then see if we
can change them to positives?
Last month, time was allocated to reflect on our Mothers. It was an
overwhelming response from a 700+ congregation at the Cathedral of
Christ the Living Saviour in Colombo. It was emotional when people lit
candles in the memory of their mothers. The universal language of music
helped bring together and bind denominations and religions with
significant participation from Buddhists, Moslems and Hindus as well.