Saturday, March 31, 2018

Eddie read from the Bible at Professor Hawking's funeral today

Eddie Redmanye was among hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of British
genius Prof Stephen Hawking today. The service held at 2pm in Great St Mary’s
Church, which is part of Cambridge University... Prof Hawking's ashes will be
interred at Westminster Abbey near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton during a
thanksgiving service later this year. Full article in Mirror here (via)

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Charles Guard arriving to the funeral 

 Guests seen arriving at the service included the model and Cambridge University graduate
Lily Cole, Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May and comedian Dara Ó Briain, who
made a documentary about Hawking.  The renowned British physicist died peacefully at his
Cambridge home on 14 March at the age of 76. - Read more in The Guardian article here

Eddie and Felicity during the service (via @eddie.redmayne.obe_fan on IG)

Eddie Redmayne gave a reading at Prof Hawking's funeral,
with Ecclesiastes 3.1-11 as the chosen text:
Everything Has Its Time
1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
The God-Given Task
9 What gain has the worker from his toil?
10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot bfind out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

His family said farewell to professor Hawking following the service


Lily Cole, Eddie Redmayne, Charles Guard and Felicity Jones leaving the church together

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