Church Anniversary Themes

Church Anniversary Themes – Largest Churches In Atlanta

Church Anniversary Themes


  • The date on which a country or other institution was founded in a previous year
  • the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
  • An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c. 1230) is a day that commemorates and/or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same day of the year as the initial event.
  • The date on which a couple was married in a previous year
  • The date on which an event took place in a previous year
  • Anniversary is a compilation album by Pentangle. It was released in 1992, the 25th anniversary of the formation of the band, on the German label Hypertension HYCD 200 123. A special feature of this album is “Come sing Me A Happy Song”. According to the website


  • The hierarchy of clergy of such an organization, esp. the Roman Catholic Church or the Church of England
  • A particular Christian organization, typically one with its own clergy, buildings, and distinctive doctrines
  • one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
  • A building used for public Christian worship
  • perform a special church rite or service for; “church a woman after childbirth”
  • a place for public (especially Christian) worship; “the church was empty”


  • The subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person’s thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic
  • The first major constituent of a clause, indicating the subject-matter, typically being the subject but optionally other constituents, as in “poor he is not.”
  • (theme) subject: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; “he didn’t want to discuss that subject”; “it was a very sensitive topic”; “his letters were always on the theme of love”
  • (theme) a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work; “it was the usual `boy gets girl’ theme”
  • An idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art or literature
  • (theme) provide with a particular theme or motive; “the restaurant often themes its menus”

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Inside the Vatican
Inside the Vatican
For almost a year, veteran National Geographic photographer Jim Stanfield captured nearly every corner of the Vatican, both the world’s smallest country and the center of the Roman Catholic Church. Along with author Bart McDowell, he provides an insider’s view into the history of this 108.7-acre enclave, from the first St. Peter’s, built in the fourth century, through the amazing reign of Pope John Paul II, and beyond. Rarely seen areas of the complex, such as the Pope’s personal quarters and the world-renowned libraries, and up-close views of the stunning and priceless art and architecture provide an unrivaled insider’s look into this amazing nation.

In this revised trade paperback edition, Washington Post writer Howard Schneider brings the story of the Vatican up-to-date, including the death and funeral of Pope John Paul II and the selection and ordination of Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict XVI’s recent trip to the United States is also documented in poignant words and images.

The RC church of St Thomas of Canterbury

The RC church of St Thomas of Canterbury
As you enter the church through the north-west porchway, you will see the original 1875 early decorated Gothic style church in fron of you; the clerestory windows (suggested by Edward Pugin, the son of the illustrious Victorian architect, Augustus Welby Pugin), which provide the light for the nave; the original high altar typical of the period at the east end. The composite architecture of the building has changed considerably over the past forty years, with structural changes in 1962/63. The little room on your immediate right before you actually go into the nave has been inserted as a Quiet Room for the comfort of parents with babies; the parents can hear and see everything, but the cries of their infants are contained. Turn right you will see the entrance to the sacristies. Before the 1963 reconstructions there were four chapels here; one of them was the chapel of St Mary Magdalen, a dedication commemmorating the mediaeval church of that name which, until its demolition in 1870, stood on the site of the present church. The tower of the mediaeval church, St Mary Magdalen’s Tower, still stands in front of St Thomas’ church.
In the right-hand aisle in front of the sacristies are statues of the Sacred Heart and Pope St Gregory the Great. Also in the same aisle is a mosaic depicting St Augustine of Canterbury. This mosaic was erected and blessed by Archbishop Bowen on 27th May, 1997 as part of the celebrations marking the 1,400th anniversary of the arrival of St Augustine of Canterbury in 597 AD.
At the west end of this aisle you will see the pieta which was originally in the chapel at Hales Place and was bought by Canon Sheppard (Parish Priest 1905 – 1942) for ten guineas (?10.50) when the house, which became St Mary’s College, was sold by the Jesuits in 1928.
The chapel at the south-west end of the aisle is the Martyrs’ Chapel and contains the shrine with the relics of St Thomas of Canterbury. The Martyrs’ Chapel The reliquary before 1953 contained two relics of our patron: a piece of St Thomas’ vestment and a piece of bone from his body. These came from Gubbio in Umbria, Italy, and were presented to St Thomas’ church by Mary Hales over one hundred years ago. The pedigree of the relics is well authenticated. On Tuesday, 7th July, 1220, the body of St Thomas, which had been kept in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral since the saint’s martyrdom on Tuesday, 29th December, 1170, was translated to an imposing new shrine behind the high altar of the cathedral where it remained until its complete destruction by King Henry VIII in 1538. On the occasion of the Translation in 1220, some Cardinals from Rome were present as witnesses, and they took the opportunity of removing some small relics which accompanied them back to Italy. Two of these relics were presented to St Thomas’ in the 19th century, and a third, a piece of the saint’s finger, in 1953 by the Prior of Chevetogne, Father Thomas Becquet, a colateral descendant of the martyred archbishop. Two statues on plinths each side of the altar, above which is the reliqary containing the three relics of St Thomas, depict St John Fisher, Cardinal Bishop of Rochester, and St Thomas More, both of whom suffered for denying Henry VIII’s claim to be Head of the Church in England, and were martyred in July 1535. Both were canonised exactly four hundred years later in 1935. Of the two stained-glass windows, one shows the martyrdom of St Thomas and the other Pope St Gregory the Great with slave children in the Roman Forum. The other light in this window depicts St Augustine of Canterbury, and, below, the scene with him preaching to King Ethelbert. To the left of the windows in a reliquary set in the wall are some of the Mass vestments which belonged to Archbishop Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, who was murdered whilst celebrating Mass in 1980. These vestments were presented to St Thomas’ church in 1997 in appreciation of the gift of a relic of St Thomas of Canterbury (given to St Thomas’ church in 1995 and presented to San Salvador Cathedral in 1996). The cast statue on the west wall of the Martyrs’ Chapel is of St John Stone, the Augustinian Friar, who spoke out for the Pope’s supremacy in the Church against Henry VIII’s usurpation of it. True to his Catholic beliefs, he was hanged, drawn and quartered in Dane John in 1539 and was canonised as a martyr in 1970. The statue was made by Mother Concordia of Minster Abbey, Thanet, Kent.
The Chapel of St Joseph Next to the Martyrs’ Chapel is the Chapel of St Joseph. Although the altar has been removed, there is another fine cast statue on the wall, also by Mother Concordia. She has depicted St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, holding in his arms a replica of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
As you walk across the centre of the nave you will see the sanctuary and you will get the finest all-round view of the building as a whole. The High alter Looking eastward at the original ornate high altar, y

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There Is More
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Defining Moments: African American Commemoration and Political Culture in the South, 1863-1913
The historical memory of the Civil War and Reconstruction has earned increasing attention from scholars. Only recently, however, have historians begun to explore African American efforts to interpret those events. With Defining Moments, Kathleen Clark shines new light on African American commemorative traditions in the South, where events such as Emancipation Day and Fourth of July ceremonies served as opportunities for African Americans to assert their own understandings of slavery, the Civil War, and Emancipation–efforts that were vital to the struggles to define, assert, and defend African American freedom and citizenship.
Focusing on urban celebrations that drew crowds from surrounding rural areas, Clark finds that commemorations served as critical forums for African Americans to define themselves collectively. As they struggled to assert their freedom and citizenship, African Americans wrestled with issues such as the content and meaning of black history, class-inflected ideas of respectability and progress, and gendered notions of citizenship. Clark’s examination of the people and events that shaped complex struggles over public self-representation in African American communities brings new understanding of southern black political culture in the decades following Emancipation and provides a more complete picture of historical memory in the South.