South Africans pray for Mandela
South Africans hold day of prayer for Mandela Associated Press South Africans remember Mandela with praise and prayers Reuters Quotes from South African sermons honoring Mandela Associated Press South Africa remembers Mandela with day of prayers Reuters South Africa unites in prayer and song for Mandela AFP At the Regina Mundi Church that was near the epicenter of the Soweto township uprising in 1976 against white rule, Father Sebastian J. Rossouw described Mandela as “moonlight,” saying he offered a guiding light for South Africa. Hundreds of people attended the Mass.
“Madiba did not doubt the light,” Rossouw said. “He paved the way for a better future, but he cannot do it alone.”
During the service, worshippers offered special prayers for the anti-apartheid leader and lit a candle in his honor in front of the altar. Off to the side of the sanctuary was a black and white photo of Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
Joshua Mzingelwa, the leader of Morians Episcopal Apostolic Church, delivered a loud, throaty sermon.
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