will be sung in the Lady Chapel of the
Church of St Bede
58 Thornton Road, Clapham Park, London SW12 0LF
of his Imperial Majesty
Blessed Emperor Charles I
of the House of Austria
last Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, and Galicia, Lodomeria, and Illyria, King of Jerusalem, &c,
Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta,
Friday 21st October 2016
followed by prayers for the repose of the souls of their Imperial Royal Highnesses, the Archdukes Otto, Rudolph and Felix of Austria, and all other deceased members of the imperial family and of the House of Hohenberg and will conclude with the singing of the Imperial Anthem and the Hungarian Himnusz.
Chant choir of St Bede’s With kind permission of
and of Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane the Revd Christopher Basden PP.
[Nearest Tube: Balham] The Parish Club will be open after Vespers.
“Emperor Karl has offered to make peace; here is the only decent man who has appeared in the course of this war — they didn’t listen to him. . . he sincerely wants peace, so everyone detests him. . ." – Anatole France, the French writer
"Karl was a great leader, a prince of peace, who wanted to save the world from a year of war; a statesman with ideas to save his people... a king who loved his people, a fearless man, a noble soul... a saint from whose grave blessings come." – Herbert Vivian, the English writer
“Charles will be the future Emperor of Austria and will lead his countries and peoples to great honour and many blessings--but this will not become obvious until after his death...He will be Heaven’s reward to Austria for faithfulness to Pope and Church"– Pope St Pius X 1911
“He sought for peace and found it in God” – Pope St John Paul II (himself baptised with the name “Charles” after the Emperor) 2004