Faith & Film Evening: Cromwell

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Date/Time
Date(s) - November 17, 2017
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

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The Oscar winning film Cromwell, featuring a star cast including Richard Harris, Sir Alec Guinness, Robert Morley and Timothy Dalton.

“Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.”

Quotations from the film:

“Against the King? You mean a civil war? In England? Huh! You know not the ways of this nation. Such things do not happen here.” – Cromwell.

Cromwell’s son: “Do you think it could come to war, Father?” Cromwell: “Well, Oliver, when men run out of words, they reach for their swords. Let’s hope we can keep them talking.”

“It’s an odd thing, Mr. Ireton. Every man who wages war believes God is on his side. I’ll warrant God should often wonder who is on his.” – Cromwell.

“This nation will prosper because it is a godly nation, and because we walk hand in hand with the Lord!” – Cromwell.

“O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me.” – Cromwell.

“Therefore, put your trust in God – and keep your powder dry!” – Cromwell.

“Is the Church of England not a Protestant church? Would the king turn the house of God into a Roman temple?” – Cromwell.

King Charles I: “Mr. Cromwell, you are impertinent.” Cromwell: “Such issues are beyond good manners, sir. Catholicism is more than a religion. It is a political power. Therefore, I am led to believe there will be no peace in Ireland until the Catholic Church is crushed.”

“I go now from a corruptible to an incorruptible crown to everlasting glory.” – King Charles I [On scaffold, about to be executed].

“Behold, the head of a traitor!” – Executioner [holding up the King’s head].

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