For over 30 years Pax Christi has celebrated Ash Wednesday with a vigil of resistance and repentance at the Ministry of Defence in London. This liturgy and witness is undertaken in respectful opposition to the MoD’s preparations for the deployment of weapons of mass destruction – of nuclear weapons. Around the country there will be many people unable to join us for the vigil who will be supporting us in prayerful solidarity.
We particularly encourage schools to consider joining in with this prayerful solidarity and to include prayers for peace in your own Ash Wednesday liturgy. The liturgy that we will pray at the Ministry of Defence is available below and you may want to use elements of this in your services.