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Day of Lamentation in Response to Gun Violence to Take Place in Burlington on March 14

Day of Lamentation in Response to Gun Violence to Take Place in Burlington on March 14

Place: Cathedral Church of St. Paul Burlington
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

In response to repeated incidents of gun violence, the Right Reverend Thomas C. Ely, tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont has announced a Day of Lamentation to take place at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 2 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont on Wednesday, March 14, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The event is one of many being held across the nation in solidarity with Bishops United Against Gun Violence. This event is being held to reflect on and protest gun violence of all kinds, from mass shootings like the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida, to incidents of suicide and domestic violence—and to pray for the victims and perpetrators of gun violence.

Bishop Ely invites the all citizens, as well as the wider faith community, to participate in the Day of Lamentation, which will include a full schedule of activities such as music and readings, as well as public prayers and reflections to be offered every hour on the hour. The event will conclude with a walk from the Cathedral to Battery Park for prayers and a closing address. Participants may come and go throughout the day as they are able.

Click here to view a PDF of the program, which includes a list of the scheduled presenters and litanies.


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