Friday, July 25, 2014

Church Service for the victims of Utøya.

Photo: Audun Braastad, NTB Scanpix.
22 July was the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the government quarters and the youths on Utøya. Crown Prince Haakon attended a church service at Oslo Cathedral with the theme "Peace tanks, future and a hope."
Prime Minister Erna Solberg and representatives from the official Norway were also present at the service. The service was led by the acting bishop Trond Bakkevik, acting dean Elisabeth Thorsen and Cathedral priest Birte Nordahl.  The Oslo Cathedral Choir participated during the service. The artist Maria Solheim performed the song "The stately dressed butterfly", accompanied by Martin Rosenhoff on cello. Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre of the Labor Party held a greeting before being invited to the lighting of candles in front of the church.
The church was open to anyone who wanted to participate.

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