LONDON, England - Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold will preach at the 11:30 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday, September 12, at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, having some months ago accepted an invitation from the Very Rev. John Moses, dean of St. Paul's.
In a statement released today, Moses said: "We value tremendously at St Paul's our links with the people of the United States. We receive large numbers of American visitors in the course of every year and they are always most welcome.
"I am glad to be able to serve with Bishop Frank Griswold on the Joint Standing Committee of the Primates and the Anglican Consultative Council. It is because of our connection on this Committee that I have invited Bishop Griswold to preach at our Sung Eucharist at St Paul's on Sunday 12 September at 11:30 a.m.
"I hope that his visit will underscore the greatly valued links between ourselves and all American visitors who make their way to us in the course of every year."
The presence of the American Chapel in St. Paul's Cathedral is a sign of the close historical relationship of St. Paul's with the people of the United States. The cathedral welcomes huge numbers of American pilgrims and tourists day by day and has a great American Thanksgiving Day service each November that attracts thousands of Americans. [www.stpauls.co.uk]
Coming up Friday, September 10, 2004...
COLUMBUS, Mississippi - St. Paul's Episcopal Church will host weekend celebrations in honor of American playwright Tennessee Williams, who was born in Columbus, Mississippi, and lived at St. Paul's rectory with his grandfather, the Rev. Walter Dakin (rector from 1905-1913), during the first years of his life.
Friday, Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m. The National Friends of the Library will designate the Tennessee Williams home as a Literary Landmark. During the evening, Columbus Community Theater presents Summer in Smoke in Parkinson Hall at the Mississippi University for Women; $10.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m. Movie in Parkinson Hall: Suddenly Last Summer; no cost. Evening: Moon Lake Party, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Bluff catered by Southern Flair, music by Jubilee, Joe Bonelli will present Confession of a Nightingale. $35 for dinner.
Sunday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Lunch at St. Paul's, catered by Market Street Grill, $15; Tours of Lincoln House & the Tennessee Williams Home, 2-5 p.m.; $10. For a full schedule call Mrs. Pat Kaye at 662.327.5071, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 318 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701, 662.328.6673.
NEW YORK - St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Manhattan will dedicate a memorial at St. Michael's Cemetery to Queens firefighters who died on September 11, 2001.
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 225 W 99th Street, New York, NY 10025. http://www.saintmichaelschurch.org/.
St. Mary the Virgin, Manhattan, will hold a Solemn Requiem Mass at noon and a Said Requiem Mass at 6:20 p.m.
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036-8591. http://www.stmvirgin.org/.
The Seamen's Church Institute's September 11 Memorial Service, a service of reflection, will be held at 10 a.m. in the St. Nicholas Chapel at 241 Water St., Manhattan. http://www.seamenschurch.org/
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Theodore Guerrant, organist-choirmaster at St. Margaret's Church, 1830 Connecticut Ave., NW, will present his third annual organ recital, In Memoriam, in loving memory of all who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The concert, which begins at 8 p.m., will benefit the ongoing work of Charlie's Place/La Casa de Carlos, the homeless breakfast and social services ministry of the church.
The recital is open to the public with a suggested donation of $25, all of which is tax-deductable and goes to fund direct services to the homeless community of the Adams-Morgan, Dupont Circle and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.'s Ward 1.
St. Margaret's Church, 1830 Connecticut Ave., NW, 202.232.2995. http://www.stmargaretsdc.org/.
Coming up Saturday, September 11, 2004...
LOS ANGELES - The third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington will be marked on Saturday with "9/11: Healing Journeys for Local & Global Justice," a coordinated series of marches from four points in Los Angeles, converging at MacArthur Park in the historic Westlake area of the city for music, art and sacred ritual.
The event will be sponsored by ICUJP (Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace), of which the Diocese of Los Angeles is a member. Other sponsoring organizations include All Saints Church, Pasadena; the Institute for Urban Renewal & Development (IURD), a diocesan institution; Mama's Hot Tamales Café, a restaurant and training facility established by IURD in the MacArthur Park area; the Regas Institute, founded by former All Saints rector George Regas; and many other religious and community groups.
For information, call 626.683.9004 or visit http://www.icujp.org/.
NEW YORK - Episcopal (Anglican) Franciscans from across the United States will gather in Union Square September 11-17, 2004 for a Franciscan Witness for Peace on the third anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center.
Members of the Third Order, Society of Saint Francis, and friends will come every day to Union Square, site of historic actions for peace and social justice for more than a century, in a nonviolent action for peace in a world at war.
For several hours each day, Episcopal Franciscans will gather to witness, pray, talk with fellow citizens, and offer "another way of living" in the war-torn world. The Witness for Peace will begin with a blessing of the site of the week-long action with holy water, and conclude a week later, on the feast of the Stigmata of St. Francis, with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, presided over by Assistant Bishop Don Taylor of New York.
For further information, contact the Rev. Emmett Jarrett, TSSF, at 860.437.8890, email email@example.com.
The 9/11 commemoration at Trinity, Manhattan, will include a silent overnight prayer vigil at St. Paul's Chapel from 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 to 8 a.m. the next day; the ringing of the "Bell of Hope," presented from the City of London to New York, in the St. Paul's churchyard at 8:46 a.m. to coincide with the time the first aircraft hit Tower 1 of the World Trade Center; and a Taize service at 8:30 a.m.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will hold a special tour, "I Love New York: Spotlight on This Great City," that focuses on New York stories. At 2 p.m. there will be a Labyrinth Peace Walk.
St. John the Divine is hosting an ecumenical memorial vespers service at 6 p.m. Lutheran Bishop Stephen Bouman will be offering the meditation; Bishop Mark Sisk of New York, Dean James Kowalski, and Bishop Bouman will officiate.
St. Thomas Fifth Avenue will commemorate September 11 with a Choral Evensong sung by the Gentlemen of the St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys at 4 p.m.
St. James Hyde Park will participate in the town ceremony to rename and dedicate a community park to one of the parishioners, Paul Tegtmeier, a NYC firefighter who died in the attack.
St. Mary's, Manhattanville will be working with September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows and other churches and organizations on the East Coast to host the "peace stone" that has been rolled from the Democratic National Convention to the Republican National Convention honoring civilian casualties around the world.
On September 11, the church bell will ring from 8:48 am until 10:36 a.m., approximately 3000 times for the dead. At 11 a.m. St. Mary's will join with the Morningside Adventist Meeting (who worship here at St. Mary's). The preacher is Dr. Jean Shelton, Professor of Biblical Studies at Pacific Union College; her topic is, "The Book of Job for a Postmodern World in Crisis." The service concludes at 1 p.m.
Christ Church, Rye, will conduct an Evensong in Remembrance of the Events of September 11, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd will give tribute to all those who perished on September 11, especially the 343 fallen heroes of the New York City Fire Department and, in particular, the brave young men of Ladder Company 7 and Engine Company 16 based at the East 29th Street Fire House. Many of their families, friends, and colleagues will be present.
As a special offering, Dr. Glory Van Scott's Company of Dancers and Musicians, will perform as Dr. Van Scott's moving poem, written on the day of that national tragedy, is read. A former principal dancer with the Katherine Dunham, Agnes DeMille and Talley Beatty Companies and a member of the American Ballet Theatre, Van Scott was Project Director for the Alvin Ailey Company's "The Magic of Katherine Dunham," and has produced numerous other dance events throughout the country.
The church will be open on Saturday, September 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for reflection, prayer and meditation.
At Grace Church, Broadway, Manhattan, Gabriel Faure's Requiem will be performed in remembrance of those lost and injured, at 3.00 p.m. http://www.gracechurchnyc.org/.
St. Mark's in the Bowery, Manhattan, will toll its bells at the time of impact followed by morning prayer.
Grace Church in White Plains will hold a special Mass for Peace at 5.00 p.m. Music will include Taize chant. A reception will follow.
St. Mary's, Tuxedo, will offer its second special concert on September 11 at 4 p.m., including appropriate music, readings and prayers. Tuxedo lost one firefighter and St. Mary's lost three men related to the parish. The local high school, police and fire departments and volunteer ambulance corp will also participate.
All Saints, Briarcliff Manor, will offer a contemplative service of Evening Prayer at 5 p.m.
The Manhattan North IPC will join together in a Service of Thanksgiving at noon at St. Philip's Church, 204 West 134th Street.
Grace Episcopal Church, Nyack, will be open for private meditation and prayer beginning at noon. At 4 p.m. there will be the reading of the names of victims of September 11, 2001. At 6 p.m. there will be a Requiem in memory of the victims.
St Paul's Episcopal Church, Chester, will hold a Requiem Mass at 9 a.m. for all those who have been killed by acts of terror and war.
TOLEDO-LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio - The city of Toledo and Lucas County have announced plans for a community remembrance ceremony in observance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to be held from 9.30 to 10.30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Adams and St. Clair streets, downtown Toledo.
Area 9/11 volunteers are expected to attend the one-hour ceremony, which will include musical tributes, a police and fire display, a military flag-folding presentation, and an honor guard of police, firefighters, and sheriff deputies. It also will feature poetry readings, lighting of candles, reading of a unity statement, and the playing of Taps.
The event is being organized by the city of Toledo, the Lucas County Sheriff's Office, and area military organizations and representatives, in cooperation with Trinity Episcopal Church.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The customary noon Eucharist at Washington National Cathedral will be enhanced to remember the events of 2001. Bishop John Bryson Chane of Washington will preach and retired Bishop Ted Eastman of Maryland will celebrate in the Cathedral nave. Free and open to the public. www.cathedral.org/cathedral
The combined choirs of the Washington National Cathedral, the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and a team of soloists will be performing contemporary Norwegian composer Stale Kleiberg's Requiem for the Victims of Nazi Persecution at a memorial concert and talk at Washington National Cathedral. The pre-concert talk includes Mr. Jan Egeland, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. Tickets are $10-$25 and can be purchased at 202.537.5757.
Coming up Sunday, September 12, 2004...
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Old St. Paul's in downtown Baltimore is celebrating "The Faith of Francis Scott Key," at 3.30 p.m. Presentations will be made by Marilyn Zoidis, the curator of the Smithsonian Institution's Star Spangled Banner Project, and Mary Klein, the archivist for the Diocese of Maryland. They will explore the person and spirituality of Francis Scott Key as well as the history of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. A brief service featuring the Men and Boys Choir of Old Saint Paul's with the singing of the National Anthem will follow the lectures. For more information call 410.685.3404.
St. Joseph of Arimathea, Elmsford will remember 9/11 with a Service of prayer for Justice and Peace at 10:30 a.m., using prayers from the Iona Community within the service of Morning Prayer.
LOS ANGELES - A free screening of the film "Latter Days" will be presented at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Hollywood, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, in association with Funny Boy Films. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session and panel discussion with writer/director C. Jay Cox , actor Wes Ramsey, Fr. Ian Davies (rector of St. Thomas'), and the Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd and Mark Thompson.
For reservations contact Jeff Pickett at 310.200.2899 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
St. Thomas the Apostle is located at 7501 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles (Hollywood), 323.876.2102.
NEW YORK - St. Mark's in the Bowery, Manhattan, will include special music, sermon, and prayers at the 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Spanish) services.
Grace Episcopal Church, Nyack, will hold the Third Annual Concert for Remembrance 9/11 including works by Berlioz, Debussy, Purcell, Handel, and the U.S. premiere of Lament and Restoration, a newly commissioned violin concerto by Ron Wasserman, dedicated to the surviving family members of victims of the September 11 tragedy.
Musicians from major Metropolitan area orchestras will perform a mix of orchestral and chamber works, conducted by Edward Simons.
Sponsored by The Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust, the performance is free of charge, and will be followed by a reception.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - State Day prayers this Sunday will remember West Virginia in liturgies at Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues Northwest (Mount St. Alban), Washington, D.C., 20016; 202.537.6200; http://www.cathedral.org/. Preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Bonnie B. Thurston, Disciples of Christ, Wheeling, WV. Next Sunday, September 19: State Day prayers will remember New Hampshire.
The exhibit "Faith & Courage: U.S. Chaplains' Service in World War II," runs through September 26, (Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.) Rare Book Library Exhibit Room.
ANGLICAN COMMUNION - Following the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, this Sunday (15 Pentecost) will give thanks for the Most Rev. Datuk Yong Ping Chung, Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of Sabah. The Anglican Cycle of Prayer can be accessed online at: www.anglicancommunion.org/acp/main.cfm.