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Aug 16, 2011 | EDOT Staff

Parishes Plan Commemorations for 9/11 Anniversary

September 11 article


Churches throughout the Diocese of Texas are preparing commemorative services for the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. 


St. Martin's, Houston, will hold a "Service of Prayer and Rememberance" at 6:00 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.


In Austin, St. David's has invited the entire community to join them for an "Evensong for Peace" at 5 p.m. on Sept. 11. The service of prayer and remembrance will include prayers and deeply moving choral and organ anthems – all of which speak to the community's deepest desires for peace and reconciliation among all peoples.


“It is our desire to call our community together to remember our losses and the individual and corporate pain of the events of September 11, 2001,” said the Rev. David Boyd, rector of St. David's.  “As people of faith, we seek to hold up hope and pray for peace among all people.”


The Diocese of Texas has partnered 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.


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