In a show of unity with the New York City and wider United States community, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine will host “Let It Shine: Lighting a Candle for Unity” on the eve of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. People from the broader Cathedral community are invited to stop by the Cathedral’s front steps to light a candle in support of American democracy and national unity.

Candles will be available to light from 3 - 6pm. At approximately 5:15, members of the Cathedral’s clergy will offer a brief prayer service for the health of the nation. Joining with houses of worship around the country, the Cathedral will then toll its bells in solemn commemoration of all who have died due to the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and civic unrest in the past year.