An Interfaith Prayer Service of Healing & Hope
on the 20th year commemoration of the 9/11 attacks
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 3 P.M., in the cathedral nave, and livestreamed
- The Church Council of Greater Seattle
- Temple De Hirsch Sinai
- St. James Cathedral
- Saint Mark’s Cathedral
As we prepare to observe the 20th commemoration of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, we reflect on what our traditions regard as the passing of a generation. The young of that moment have come of age in the shadow of those fallen towers, as the adults of that time have witnessed a world profoundly transformed by that fateful day.
But particularly as we move from this last pandemic year into hope and healing ahead, it is important to honor those first responders—healthcare workers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and others—who ran toward the abyss as most sought refuge—who gave the last full measure of their devotion as sacrifice for our safety—who put service to others above concerns for self.
Now, two decades later, when our own first responders have faced so much over the past year, we come together to honor them, as well, with gratitude for their dedication.
Please join us on Saturday, September 11, at 3 p.m. at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, for an opportunity to share grief and gratitude, to offer hope and healing, to forge the scars of conflict and loss into the sacredness of wholeness and peace.