Battleford, Saskatchewan North Battleford, Saskatchewan
THE WALK OF THE CROSS - GOOD FRIDAY
Friday April 20th, 2009
Members from St. Paul's, St. George's and the Zion Lutheran churches, walked the Cross from St. Paul's Church to King Hill.
To view the video of this occasion, click on the link below.
PLEASE NOTE: This video runs for 15 1/2 minutes, therefore, it may take a few minutes to load depending on internet traffic.
Special Thanks to Jack Martin for photos of Stations 11-14.
Walk of the Cross
On Sunday November 23, 2008, the hymn Amazing Grace was sung in Anglican parishes across Canada. Parishes were incouraged to videotape this event in their church and submit it for compilation into one big amazing "Amazing Grace" video.
At the anglican.ca site all the individual churches are listed, shown on a map and their videos can be viewed. Reverend Peter and Debbie videotaped the Battle River Parish: St. George's, St. Paul's and the Red Pheasant Reserve Parish.
Click on the links below to view the videos on our own website.St. George's "Amazing Grace" - Nov. 23, 2008
NEW! This video (click below) shows the winner of "Ukraine’s Got Talent", Kseniya Simonova, 24, drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II. Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.
The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about £75,000. She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is obliterated.
It is replaced by a woman’s face crying, but then a baby arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman’s face appears.
She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.
This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.
In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.
The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine, resulted in one in four of the population being killed with eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million.
Kseniya Simonova says:
"I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me. The art, especially when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience members to tears. And there’s surely no bigger compliment."