The Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding

God Save The Queen! 
And Prince Phillip! 

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle  5/18/2018


About The Duke of Sussex

The Duke of Sussex is fifth in line to the throne and the younger son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. His Royal Highness spent ten years working in the Armed Forces, ending operational duties in 2015. During his service, he conducted two tours of duty to Afghanistan with the British Army. The Duke now spends his working life supporting a number of charitable activities and projects and carrying out public duties in support of The Queen. His Royal Highness's official residence is Kensington Palace in London.

Supporting the welfare of servicemen and women

Having served in the British Army for ten years, The Duke of Sussex is passionate about promoting the welfare of those who are serving or who have served their country in the Armed Forces.

I will be adding Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding too, when I have time 

Solomon 8:6-7
King James Version
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame!
Many waters cannot quench love – nor will rivers overflow it; if a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.
Good News Translation
Close your heart to every love, but mine; hold no one in your arms but me:  Love is as powerful as death; passion is as strong as death itself. It bursts into flame and burs like a raging fire.
Water cannot put it out.  No flood can drown it.  But if any tried to buy love with their wealth, contempt is all they would get

Sermon Transcript
And now the name of our loving, life giving God-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – Amen. 
          From the Song of Solomon, the Bible: Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm. Love is as strong as death; passion pierces the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire – of raging flames.  Many waters cannot quench love.  Neither can floods drown it out.
          The late Dr. Martin Luther King once said and I quote: 
“We must discover the power of love.  The redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world.  For love – love is the only way.”
There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it.  Don’t even over sentimentalize it  There’s power – power in love.  If you don’t believe me, think about a time when you first fell in love.  The whole world seemed to center around you and your beloved.  There’s power – power in love.  Not just in its romantic forms, but any form – any shape of love.  There’s a certain sense in which when you are loved and you know it, when someone cares for you and you know it.  When you love and you show it. It actually feels right.  There’s something right about it.  And there’s a reason for it.  The reason has to do with the source. We were made by a power of love. And our lives are meant to be lived in that love – that’s why we are here.  Ultimately the source of love is God himself – the source of all of our lives. There’s a medieval poem that says:
Where true love is found, God himself is there
The New Testament says it this way:
Beloved, let us love one another because love is of God and those who love are born of God that know God.  Those who do not love do not know God.
Why? For God is love.  There’s power in love!  There’s power in
Love – to help and heal when nothing else can.  There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will!  There’s power in love to show us the way to live.      
          Set me as a seal on your heart; a seal on your arm.  For love is as strong as death
          But love is not only about a young couple.  Now the power of love is demonstrated by the fact that we are all here.  Two young people fell in love and we all showed up.  But it’s not just for and about a young couple who we rejoice with. It’s more than that.  Jesus of Nazareth on more than one occasion was asked by a lawyer some of the essence of the teachings of Moses.  And he went back – he reached back in Hebrews Scriptures to Deuteronomy and Leviticus and Jesus said,
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.”
This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like it – love your neighbor as yourself.  And then in Matthew’s version he added these two:  1) Love of God, 2) Love of Neighbor – hang all the law, hang all the prophets, everything that Moses wrote – everything in the Hole prophet – everything in the scriptures – everything that God has been trying to tell the world – Love God! Love your neighbors!  And while you’re at it, love yourself.  No, someone once said that when Jesus began, the most revolutionary movement in all of human history – movement grounded in the unconditional love of God for the world. And a movement mandating people to live that love.  And in so doing to change not only their lives, but the very life of the world itself.  I’m talking about power.  Real power.  Power to change the world.  If you don’t believe me – well, there are some old slaves in America’s antebellum South, who explained the dynamic power of love and why it has the power to transform.  They explained it this way:  They sang a spiritual even in the midst of their captivity. It’s one that says There is a Palm In Gillied – a healing palm – something that can make things right.  There is a palm in Gillead to make the wounded whole. There is a palm in Gilliad to heal the senseless soul and one of them explains why:
          You cannot preach like Peter
          And you can’t outpray Paul
          You just tell the love of Jesus
          How he died to save us all
Oh that’s the palm in Gillead! This way of love is the way.  They got it! He died to save us all.  He died for anything he could get out of it. [he must have said or meant ‘he did not die to get anything out of it’] Jesus did not get an honorary doctorate for dying!  He wasn’t getting anything out of it.  He gave up his life – he sacrificed his life for the good of others – the good of the other – the well being of the world.  For all of us.  That’s what love is.  Love is not selfish and self-centered.  Love can be sacrificial and in so doing, becomes redemptive.  And that way of unselfish sacrificial redemptive love changes lives and it can change this world.  If you don’t believe me, just stop and think for imagine – think and imagine.  Think and imagine a world where love is the way.  Imagine our homes and families when love is the way.  Imagine neighborhoods and communities where love is the way.  Imagine governments and nations where love is the way.  Imagine business and commerce when love is the way.  Imagine this tired old world when love is the way.  When love is the way – unselfish sacrificial – redemptive!  When love is the way! Then hyour child will never go to bed hungry in this world ever again!  When love is the way!  We will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook, when love is the way. Poverty will become history.  When  love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary, when love is the way.  We will lay down our swords and shields down by the riverside to study war no more.  When love is the way, there’s plenty good room – plenty good room for all of God’s children – and when love is the way, we actually treat each other like we’re actually family, when love is the way. We know that God is the sourse of us all and we are brothers and sisters – children of God. 
          My brothers and sisters – that’s a New Heaven – a New Earth – a New World.  A new human family.  And let me tell you something, Old Solomon was right in the Old Testament – that’s fire!
          We gotta sit down.  We gotta get you all married.
 [ consider this, please since I think Jesuits are a threat to society: ] 
          French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ (I believe this is what he was trying to pronounce but it was inaudible – probably he was prompted to say this by someone attending, like George Clooney, since he is Catholic and the camera focused on him and his wife several times) was arguably one of the great minds – great spirits of the 20th Century. A Jesuit Roman Catholic Priest – scientist, a scholar, a mystic. In some of his writings, he said from his scientific background as well as his theological one – some of his writings he’s said as others have – that the discovery or invention on harnessing the fire was one of the great scientific and technological discoveries in all of human history. {Pierre Chardin was a French idealist philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of the Peking Man, fyi]  Fire to a great extend made human civilization possible.  Fire made possible to cook food and to provide sanitary ways of eating, which reduced the spread of disease in its time.  Fire made it possible to heat warm environments and thereby made human migration around the world a possibility even into colder climates.  Fire made it possible. There was no Bronze Age without fire.  No Iron Age without fire.  The advances of science and technology are greatly dependant on the human ability and capacity to take fire and and use it for human good. Anybody get here in a car today?  An automobile? [I am perplexed why he had not mentioned that Queen Elizabeth could take a car apart and put it back together again, since this sermon was to tribute a Royal Family Wedding] Nod your heads if you did.  I know there were some carriages.  But those of us who came in cars, fire the controlled, harnessed fire – made that possible.  I know that the Bible says that Jesus walked on the water, but I have to tell you I didn’t walk across the Atlantic Ocean to get here.  Controlled fire in that plane got me here.  Fire makes it possible for us to text and tweet things and email, Instagram, and facebook and be dysfunctional with each other.  Fire makes all of that possible and de Chardin said fire was one of the greatest discoveries in all of human history. And he then went on to say that if humanity ever harnessed the energy of fire again – if humanity ever captured the energy of love, it will be the second time in history that we have discovered fire. 
Dr. King was right.  We must discover love – the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world, my brother, my sister.  God love you. God bless you. And may God hold us all in the those Almighty hands of love. 
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Poem by Anne Bradley
They Didn’t Win

Those who tread on us will most likely do it again
But they didn’t win

This world is on loan from God – that’s why
and when we see our brother cry
from pain or sorrow – we should help their Tomorrow
be brighter and better – we should Love

Love can be good or evil, depending on the Wolf.
Feed the Good Wolf always and all ways
the jealousy which abounds is found
to help – not harm – to set a seal on your arm

You will feel the calm; not storm
You will feel the warm comfort
Not the hurt by lovers
who feed the Bad Wolf – they will never Win

Love is what fills the cracks; love attacks
what is wrong like controlled fire, its flame
takes claim to deceit, its Kindle
will dwindle problems with solutions

Love is not the pollution – nor will it tolerate
Pollution – love omits confusion
through checks and balances and obligation
Our mythical facinations omitted by real Love.

They didn’t win – when our lives battle the
Trickery – like a hickory tree ignited with lava
Controlled love gently helps in moulding
Love empowers us to Stop The Wicked from holding the Bad Wolf.

Satanic Cults, Deceitful Cultures,
Secret Societies, and lies love Lucifer
Because they are not controlled – they
Fission, they fester, they shake and make a Maze

Love is simple, not a maze, it is fueled
by God’s Word, which we have heard
growing up and living up to morals
which society constructed as Standards.

Yes, we Stand. We Stand for each other
When we see their need and feed it
as a Good Wolf, and starve the bad one.
It’s no fun to hate, to deceive. It’s not genuine!

It’s not a diamond but a Fake
And will keep taking if the Bad Wolf is fed
Love builds when it’s controlled
with God’s help. Yet the World is in ruins if the Bad Wolf is fed

Our Federation was founded by fathers who
Loved morals – not tricks
Yet the bad wolves have been growing
by deceiving and showing a fake allegiance!

These Bad Wolves didn’t win!
If we can determine and call for God's Wrath,
We then can take a new Course, have a new Course.
Justice is what elects the right path –

It’s pathetic when we close our eyes to this
and allow the lovers of Corruption to grow!
and we wonder what caused the Volcano
to erupt, the microwaves to obstruct, the earth to be disturbed.

They didn’t win because “We See” inspite of Deceit.
We complete the earthquake Equasion of Ruination
by solutions – expose confusion – and
Real Eyes – realize we can’t engulf (or wolf-down) - sumination

Our emancipation needs moral love from above
For the Luciferians destroy people like toys
They didn’t win, because we are standing
and taking Command of our ships!

The evil storms shipped by evil geo-engineers
Have not used their eyes to see or ears to hear
Justice detaches from this evil and is applied like a Blanket
of fairness, impartiality, detachment, fair-mindedness

And once this mess faces Justice
The Controlled lava of Love which erupts
will feed not the Wolf that corrupts
but the one which gives heed, loves what is Good.

They didn’t win and never can!
Their love for studying war
Will collapse on their laps!
Time may lapse and they will keep trying
To terrorize, yet our eyes are on the prize!
As we take the Stand and let them implode on themselves!

As our heels take the Bold Stand
And our hands reach out as God’s Hands
Are our moral commands – our fire
Which makes us tirelessly tarry
For that which helps Mankind,
Rather than destroys minds and lives.

Love controlled this way calms
The Evil Wind that tries to attain
By taking instead of making
The sun comes out again – because they didn’t Win!

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  I expect to add more pictures from their wedding, but at this time, I am going to go to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

Queen Elizabeth was visibly enjoying this sermon. 
Great Sermon! 

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Wedding

Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.  So said St. Catherine of Sienna, whose Festival Day is today.  Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be.  Their deepest and their truest selves. Many people are fearful of the prospects for our world.  But the message of the celebrations of the world in this country and far beyond its shores is a right one.  This is a joyful day. It is good that people in every continent are able to share in these celebrations because this is as every wedding day should be – a day of hope. In a sense, every wedding is a royal wedding.  The bride and the groom as King and Queen of creation.  Making a new life together, so that life can flow through them into the future. 
          William and Catherine, you have chosen to be married in the sight of a generous God, who so loved the world, that he gave himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ.
And in the spirit of this generous God, husband and wife are to give themselves to each other. 
Spiritual life grows.  As love finds its scent beyond ourselves, faithful and committed relationships offer a door in the mystery of this spiritual life in which we discover this.  The more we give of self, the richer we become in soul.  The more we go beyond ourselves in love, the more we become our true selves and our spiritual beauty is more fully revealed
In marriage, we are seeking to bring one another into another - full of life.  It is, of course, very hard to wean ourselves away from self-centeredness and people would dream of doing such a thing but a hope should be fulfilled.  It is necessary that a solemn decision is made.  Whatever the difficulties, we are committed to the way of generous love. 
You have both made your decision today;  I will. And by making this new relationship, you’ve aligned youselves in what we believe is the way in which life is spiritually evolving and which will lead to the creative future for the human race.  We stand looking forward to a century which is full of promise and full of peril.
Human Beings are confronting the question of how to use wisely the power that has been given to us through the discoveries of the last century.  We shall not be converted to the promise of a future by more knowledge, but rather by an increase of love and wisdom and reverence for life, for the earth, and for one another.
Marriage should transform as husband and wife – make one another their work of art. 
It is possible to transform so long as we don’t harbor ambitions to reform our partners. There must be no coercion if the spirit is the flow.  Each must give the other space and freedom.  Cholsa, the London poet, sums it up in a pithy phrase:
When Mastery cometh
          God of Love and on
Beateth his wings
          Farewell he is gone
As the reality of God faded in so many lives in the West, there’s been a corresponding inflation of expectations that personal relations alone will find meaning and happiness in life.  This is to load our partner with too great a burden.  We’re all incomplete.  We all need the love which is secure, rather than oppressive.  We need mutual forgiveness in order to thrive.  But as we move towards our partner in love following the example of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is quickened within us. And can increasingly fill our lives with light.  This leads on to a family life – which offers the best conditions in which the next generation can receive and exchange those gifts which can can overcome fear and division and incubate the coming world of the spirit whose fruits are love and joy and peace.  I pray that all of us present and the many millions watching this ceremony and sharing them,  in your joyous day will do everything in our power to support and uphold you in your new life.  And I pray that God will bless you in the way of life that you have chosen.  That way which is expressed in the prayer which you have composed together in preparation for this day. 
God our Father, we  thank you for our families – for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage.  In the business of each day, keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy.  Strengthen by our union. Help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the spirit of Jesus Christ.  And we all say – AMEN!

What are the words to God Save The Queen and who wrote the lyrics to the national anthem?
The British national anthem is known around the world. But what is the story behind it? 
GOD Save the Queen is possibly the most famous national anthem in the world - and actually can be linked back to as far as 1619, and possibly further.

But what are the lyrics, how many verses are there and who wrote it? Here's everything you need to know...

God Save the Queen, or God Save the King depending on the gender of the sitting monarch, is the national anthem of the United Kingdom.
Since its creation, different verses have been added and taken away, but, on most occasions, only one verse is sung however at certain times two or very rarely three are sung.
There are no definitive lyrics but the verses below are widely accepted as the "standard" version of the national anthem.
God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen!
O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.
Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen!

Who wrote God Save the Queen?

There is no confirmed author of the tune and it is possible the anthem was adapted from chants used in Catholic churches.
The author most often linked to God Save the Queen is John Bull - an English composer, musician and organ constructor who lived in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Bull composed many pieces of music in his life and it has been widely publicised that, if he did write God Save the Queen, he did so around 1619.
It was first publicly performed in London in 1745 and the tune has been used in many compositions over the years - including by famed musicians such as Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms.

What other countries sing God Save the Queen?

As a result of the wide-reach of the British Empire and in some cases is still used as a national anthem by members of the Commonwealth.
It is one of two official national anthems in New Zealand and is still used as the royal anthem in Australia, Canada, Jamaica and Tuvalu - although it is rarely played.
God Save the Queen stopped being the official national anthem of Australia in 1974 and was replaced by Advance Australia Fair.

Did the Sex Pistols record their own version of God Save The Queen?

In 1977, the year of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee punk band The Sex Pistols recorded and released a song titled God Save the Queen which was seen as an insult to the monarchy.
Many venues banned the group from performing and certain media outlets refused to play the song or report on the Sex Pistols.
Despite the attempts to censor the song, it reached number 2 on the UK singles chart.

More wedding photos


I will add more later - also.add more to Harry and Meghan's wedding.


AnneMarie said…
I also hope to add information on Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip's wedding - and her coronation here. Wish me luck.

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