A Day of Community, A Day of Faith
Meredith Bergman's sculpture "September 11th" will be on view in the Cathedral from August 31st through September 11th. The piece is an allegorical figure of New York created in the days immediately following the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist
Choral Eucharist: A Service
The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalsk, Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine will welcome The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church to preach. The Right Reverend Mark S. Sisk, Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of New York will preside.
Special guided tour I Love New York: Spotlight on Spirit will celebrate New York City and its indomitable spirit. Hear stories of how the Cathedral and City serve as places of diversity, tolerance, and human achievement, visit the Firefighter's Memorial, and see New York City's skyline in sculpture.
I Will Remember You, a piece by participating musician, Nana Simopoulos based on chanting and cycles of prayers from religious traditions throughout the world.
· Rebecca Garfein, Jewish cantor singing acapella
· Tayyar Akdeniz, Turkish musician on saz
· Archdeacon Panteleimon and 20 Byzantine chanters
· Chandrika Tandon, Hindu devotional music accompanied by harmonium, flute and tablas
· Kewulay Kamara and Badenya ( musicians and dancers from Africa)
· Lama Pema Dorje and monks from the Nechung Monastery
Vespers Prayers for the Cities of the World
The Cathedral’s Vesper service will offer prayers for global peace, compassion and reconciliation, especially in cities around the world. New York was the site of terrible devastation ten years ago, just as many cities have been and continue to be vulnerable to violence and calamity. The Cathedral service will feature music, readings, and messages of hope from national and international guests as well as the New York community.
The Portland (Oregon) Gay Men's Chorus will perform “BraveSouls and Dreamers”: a cantata by composer Robert Seeley and librettist Robert Espindola in contemplation of war and peace inspired by the words of Gandhi, Jesus, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Isaiah, Confucius, Buddha, and the Qur'an.
The Right Reverend Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire will conduct the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus and the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus in a piece written by Robert Seeley and Phillip Littell titled Never Ever.
Sunday, September 11, all day
For more information please call 212.316.7540