Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015
A Prayer Vigil Offered in Response to the Tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Friday, June 19, 2015 5:30 pm
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina
The Cathedral of St. Andrew invites the Honolulu community to an Ecumenical and Interfaith Prayer Vigil, tomorrow, Friday, June 19, at 5:30 pm, as an opportunity to respond to the shooting tragedy at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.
The Episcopal Bishop of Hawaii, The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, will offer some brief remarks and clergy from across denominations and faith traditions are invited to participate. Clergy and lay people shall gather to pray for our Nation, for the community of Charleston, and for the survivors and victims of Emanuel AME Church.
According to The Very Reverend Walter B.A. Brownridge, Dean of The Cathedral of St. Andrew: “As we gather in prayer, it is my hope that as a community we can stand in solidarity with those in Charleston who are suffering such unimaginable pain, and that we can commit ourselves to pray and work for peace, for the end of violence (especially gun violence), and to strive for racial justice and reconciliation.”
A condolence book will be available for the public to sign. The book will be sent to the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina to be delivered to Emanuel AME Church.
All are invited to attend this service at 5:30 pm this Friday, June 19. Ecco of the Piedmont Choirs, here on tour from Oakland, California, will offer choral selections at this service, along with the members of other choirs from throughout The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii.
Parking is free for all Cathedral services. The Cathedral is located at the corner of South Beretania and Queen Emma Streets.