Worldwide Vigil Reports - Australia
29th Sept 03
In the morning service we lit candles next to the baptism font in which Morde was baptised in 1985 (we have a large display of articles and leaflets next to the font on Morde's life for the many visitors, plus a sculpture of Morde in his tiny prison cell) - 17 candles, one for each year of captivity was lit as we prayed for his release and the disarming of the world's nuclear weapons. A cello and violin played music while we watched a simple video presentation of Morde's life events. We celebrated Holy Communion, knowing that Morde also shared likewise in gaol every 3 months. A beautiful version of the sanctus was sung as we sensed the holy and human connections between us and Mordechai. Somehow the distance between us disappeared, and we were united in the longing for 'the bread of tomorrow and the wine of the age to come'. 206 days and counting down. We wish to embrace again our brother in exile at the baptismal font, this time next year.