The music this afternoon in Hyde Park has been uplifting. Everyone is excited, joyful and singing their hearts out are the choir, who led the singing during the procession of tha banners. This was an amazing spectacle. The young people from each Diocese led the procession, followed by representatives of Parishes from up and down the land. Seeing so many people, in a procession that just went on and on, was fantastic.
Several great songs were sung doing this time. Christ be our light, One bread one body, Shine Jesus shine, We are marching in the light of God and one, in particular that seemed to be exceptionally apt today, Out of darkness.
Out of darkness, God has called us,
claimed by Christ as God’s own people.
Holy nation, royal priesthood,
walking in God’s marv’lous light.
The crowd here are people who have come out of the darkness of the past into God’s light, brought there by the visit of Pope Benedict. We are now a holy nation, this visit has shown the people of this land what a nation we are, and now we must go forward and work to build upon this great opportunity to be the royal priesthood of believers.