Ecumenical Requiem for Glacier

Ecumenical Requiem for the Zugspitze Glacier

Prayer for dwindling Schneeferner Glacier, all of nature and the future of habitats
In order to draw attention to the consequences of rapidly advancing climate change and the importance of preserving creation, the Catholic and Protestant churches in Werdenfelser Land are organising an Ecumenical Requiem for the Zugspitze Glacier in the Chapel of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary, Zugspitzplatt, on Tuesday, 25 July, at 12 noon.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend.

The celebration will be organised by Pastor Uli Wilhelm from the guest pastoral care of the Protestant parish of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and pastoral advisor Florian Hammerl from the Catholic tourism pastoral care in Werdenfelser Land. Under the motto "I lift up my eyes to the mountains. Where does help come from?" from Psalm 121, information and mourning about the "dying" glacier should have just as much space as future perspectives. In ecumenical fellowship, prayers will be offered for the Zuspitze glacier, all of nature and the future of habitats. Laura Schmidt and Till Rehm from the Schneefernerhaus Environmental Research Station will provide information on the facts. Afterwards, the dwindling glacier will be blessed in a church ritual. The church music director of the Evangelical Lutheran Deanery of Weilheim, Wilko Ossoba-Lochner, composed a mountain requiem for the occasion. With three singers and the Werdenfels Wind Choir, his piece "Elegy to the End of the Eternal Ice" will be premiered.

Cathcon: Organising parodies of Requiem Masses is not going to save the planet.