The Episcopal Church greets Pentecost with One in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival Weekend designed to fan the flames of hope, celebrate difference, honor creation, foster beloved community, and send people toward Jesus’s Way of Love. At 1 p.m. on the Feast of Pentecost itself—Sunday, May 23—a special worship service will be streamed, featuring elements submitted by a number of Episcopal institutions, including Saint Mark's.
SUNDAY, MAY 23, 1 P.M., streaming here as well as on the cathedral's website
Revival Worship Service (Featuring Contributions from Saint Mark's)
The entire Episcopal Church is invited to a virtual Pentecost Way of Love Revival Worship Service on Sunday, May 23, at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific. The spirit-filled celebration will draw on the gifts, testimonies, songs and voices of Episcopalians in cathedrals and communities across the church. Saint Mark's was honored to be one of the few communities invited to contribute to this liturgy, along with indigenous churches in Navajoland and South Dakota, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Washington National Cathedral, and Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, MO. The Pentecost Way of Love Revival Worship Service will be aired on the Episcopal Church’s various web channels, including Facebook and episcopalchurch.org, in addition to Saint Mark's own livestream page.
The weekend also includes two additional offerings:
FRIDAY, MAY 21, 5 P.M., livestreamed
Washington National Cathedral’s Vigil of Hope
Poised on the edge of reopening, the nation carries deep wounds following more than a year of global pandemic and public reckoning with centuries of racial injustice. Join us as we gather in word and music to acknowledge the sorrow of this past year and to turn our collective gaze toward the hope rooted deeply in our faith. Learn more here.
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2:45 P.M., livestreamed, advance registration required.
Concerts for the Human Family & Conversations Across Difference
Filmed at Philadelphia Cathedral in compliance with COVID protocols, the concert features a diverse team—including Nashville pianist and composer Kory Caudill and Baltimore-based hip-hop artist Wordsmith—offering original music inspired by the BCP's Prayer for the Human Family. The concert is framed by the From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference effort, with a pair of musicians sharing their stories at the opening of the concert. Bishop Curry will host further conversation after the concert and then invite the entire audience to share in small group Conversations Across Difference. This series of short videos explains the two-year process of creating this event. Register for the free concert and conversations at https://iam.ec/CFHFPhillyTickets.