10:45 — 11:30
St Henry’s Roman Catholic Cathedral
Pyhän Henrikin aukio 1

Helsinki, 00140 Finland
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Lest we forget

The Remembrance Day service takes place in the St Henry’s Roman Catholic Cathedral on Wednesday, 11th November at 10.45 a.m. At 11 o’clock, the bugler plays the Last Post and, after a moment of silence, Reveille. The Choir of International School in Helsinki sings at this service.

Today, we are much more aware of war and violence in Europe and in the surrounding regions. Though the background of the Remembrance Day is in the First World War, and especially in the Allies commemoration tradition, in the Chaplaincy’s tradition this day is kept as a day of commemoration for all those who suffer because of war. We also pledge ourselves to to serve all people in the cause of peace.

The service is arranged jointly by the Chaplaincy and the British Embassy Helsinki.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

“In Flanders Fields” was written during the First World War by Canadian physician Major John McCrae.


November 11, 2015
10:45 - 11:30