Commemorating 9/11

Commemorating 9/11

Commemorating  9/11

Commemorating 9/11

The Episcopal Faith
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Ten years ago, the final act of many 9/11 victims was one of love. Facing the unthinkable, their parting gesture was to reach out to their families, friends and colleagues. Ten years later, let us 'Remember to Love' those who are gone, those who remain and those to come. Let us further remember and honor those who perished by generating a post-anniversary community committed to reconciliation and peace.

—The Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper, XVII Rector of Trinity Wall Street

 

ARTICLES

 

Episcopal Church Office of Communication coverage of 10th anniversary of September 11 from Episcopal News Service, Multimedia, Web and Social Media

 

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop calls for reflection on tenth anniversary of September 11 attacks

 

Episcopal Church Encourages Services in Honor of 9/11 Anniversary

 

Parishes Plan Commemorations for 9/11 Anniversary

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, talks about September 11th when he was in a building just 100 yards from the Twin Towers during the terrorist attacks in the US. An interview with Aled Jones for 'Songs of Praise', first broadcast 7th March 2010 on BBC2.

 

 

 

Good Shepherd, Austin, will mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks on New York and Washington with prayers for peace, forgiveness, and reconciliation, including Mendelssohn's beautiful anthem 'Grant us thy peace' and Franck's deeply moving 'Prayer' for organ. Evensong, or Evening Prayer, is a sung service that's part of the Church's ancient and ongoing daily round of prayers; chant, candle-lighting, and incense set a contemplative mood perfect for the end of a busy week and the beginning of a new one. Evensong is sung at Good Shepherd at 6:00 pm on the second Sunday of the month during the program year.

St. Bartholomew's, Hempstead is holding a 9/11 Memorial Liturgy and Remembrance, followed by a neighborhood cook-out.

 

St. Christopher, League City is joining "Compassionate Houston" in remembrance of those who died in the tragic events surrounding 9/11. Our congregation will join with Habitat For Humanity on Saturday 9/10 to honor the victims and heros of that terrible day. 

 

Grace, Houston is joining with Compassionate Houston to sponsor a food drive as a service project for the 9/11 weekend. On Saturday, 9/10, we will open our doors to receive food donations for Braes Interfaith Ministries' food pantry. Volunteers will solicit food donations in the community and at nearby grocery stores. Our Sunday worship at 10 a.m. will feature bagpipes and special prayers for those lives that were lost and prayers for world peace and reconciliation.

 

St. Timothy's, Lake Jackson will offer An Evening Service of Hope and Remembrance at 7 to commemorate the victims of the atrocities, to honor the first responders and to offer prayers for peace and mutual understanding in our fraught world.  The guest preacher will be the Rev. Canon Jimmy Grace, the Canon for Christian Formation at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston.  

 

Grace, Alvin, will host  a Day of Remembrance in reverent commemoration of our people so impacted by the tragic events ten years ago.  Please click on the above link to learn more about the event as well as the associated memorial writing and art contest. 

For specific details on the judging criteria for the writing and art contest, click here.

 

Trinity, The Woodlands, along with their neighboring Lord of Life Lutheran Church, is hosting a special service of remembrance and healing at 4 p.m. on Sunday September 11, 2011.

 

St. Martin's, Houston, will hold a "Service of Prayer and Rememberance" at 6 p.m. on Sunday September 11, 2011. 

 

St. Andrew's, Pearland, plans to honor and bless first responders in rememberance of all those who lost their lives and their families.

 

 St. David's, Austin has invited the entire community to join them for an "Evensong for Peace" at 5 p.m. on Sunday September 11, 2011. 

 

Other members of the Diocese of Texas plan to work with Compassionate Houston on a "Compassionate Weekend of Service." Organizations all over Greater Houston will be organized to perform activities with a compassionate focus. The City will be alive with compassionate citizens connecting and serving together.

 

To share what your church is planning for 9/11, visit our connect|share page

 

 

RESOURCES 

 

A Service Supplement for Commemorating the 10 year anniversary of 9-11

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Liturgy is a tribute s et of images for the band "Liturgy" from Brooklyn. They are making some powerful music between progressive rock and black metal. See more here.

 

Awareness Sunday

 

The 20,000 Dialogues Project

Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ

The Wisconsin Council of Churches (WCC)

The Text This Week

Forward Movement