NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Dean of Christ Church Cathedral the Very Rev Patrick Adderley escorts Prince Harry to his seat for a Service of Morning Prayer, Sunday, March 4, 2012. The service is one of the activities in The Bahamas commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of his grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (BIS photo/Patrick Hanna)
Bahamas -- Bahamians joined Prince Harry at a Morning Prayer Service
in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at
Christ Church Cathedral, Sunday March 4, 2012.
2 through 11, Prince Harry is visiting cities in Belize, The Bahamas
and Jamaica as part of his grandmother’s celebrations.
Bishop of The
Bahamas Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd Sr. led the service marked with songs, prayers
and scripture readings. Also participating in the two-hour long service
was Rev’d Patrick Adderley, Dean of the Cathedral; Rev’d Fr. Colin
Humes, Priest Vicar of the Cathedral and Rev’d Dr. Ranford Patterson,
President of The Bahamas Christian Council. The Highgrove Singers, the
Bahamas National Children’s Choir and members of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Band provided music for the service.
His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes; Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham; Cabinet Ministers; Members of Parliament and Members of the
Judiciary; Members of the Diplomatic Corps were also in attendance.
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prince Harry attends a Service of Morning Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Prince Harry is in The Bahamas March 3 – 5 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of his grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (BIS photo/Patrick Hanna)
In his sermon,
Bishop Boyd told the congregation he was “delighted” for them to
be in The Bahamas. “It is a lovely spot,” he said. “We have our
challenges like any other country, however, it is still better in The
Bahamas. God has blessed us tremendously.”
acknowledged the Queen’s 60 years of service to the world.
He said that
she has been diligent and faithful in the execution of her duties, represents
stability and continuity, and is also a link with the present and future.
urged the congregation to pray for leaders, as their work is so often
taken for granted. He then reminded leaders of their call to serve and
offered the Serenity Prayer to them as a form of encouragement.
service Prince Harry attended a Queen’s Jubilee Exhibition in Rawson
and Parliament Squares, downtown Bay Street.
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prime Minister the Rt Hon Hubert A Ingraham and his wife Delores Ingraham are escorted to their seats at the Service of Morning Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral, Sunday, March 4, 2012. The service is one of the activities here in The Bahamas commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (BIS photo/Patrick Hanna)
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