A Time & Space for Remembering and Healing
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 . Services available online at Trinity Wall Street beginning Friday night at 8:00pm.
As followers of Jesus, and with our siblings in other faith traditions, we place great value on the act of remembrance. As we reflect on the solemn anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, we remember many loved ones lost and first responders who put their lives at risk, modeling the sacrificial love of Jesus, who said: “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
While 20 years have passed, I also want us to pause and remember the days that followed these tragic events. There was a moment in the aftermath when people came together. We were praying, grieving, and also working together. Because in that moment, however fleeting it was, we knew with immediacy and vulnerability that we need God, and we need each other.
Memories of that tender cooperation—of love for each other as neighbors—serve as guiding lights for the present. Amidst the ongoing pandemic and natural disasters that have taken so many lives and pushed first responders to their limits, and amidst a worldwide reckoning with the sin of racism, we are called to become the Beloved Community whose way of life is the way of Jesus and his way of love. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Trinity Church Wall Street invites all who are seeking solace around the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to join us for a Time and Space for Healing and Remembrance, a 48-hour vigil with music at St. Paul's Chapel, as well as worship services and other events online. Pray, reflect, mourn, or simply sit. The observance begins Friday night with a candle-lit streamed service from 8:00pm-9:00pm. Trinity Wall Street Friday night from 8:00pm-9:00pm in preparation for the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001. A series of readings and psalms will be recited and chanted, followed by meditative musical responses led by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY. Julian Wachner will conduct. You can watch on demand :https://trinitywallstreet.org/videosor via Facebook live:https://www.facebook.com/events/647131779776922?ac... or by connecting to trinitywallstreet.org/911. See the full schedule