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Burlington Cathedral to Host 18th Marathon Interfaith Service, May 27

Burlington Cathedral to Host 18th Marathon Interfaith Service, May 27

18th Marathon Interfaith Service
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 2 Cherry Street
Marathon Day, Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 6:15 AM

If you’ve run the Vermont City Marathon before, you’ve probably heard the bells peeling at the start of the race. Those bells are coming from St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral located on the corner of Battery and Pearl Streets, right at the start of the Marathon. In addition to ringing the bells, we host an Interfaith Marathon Service, beginning at 6:15 on race morning. The service lasts only about 20 minutes, so participants have plenty of time to get to the start of the race. The service consists of readings from the Native American, Muslin, Hindu, Jewish and Christian traditions, two lively hymns, and a sending-out prayer for runners. Those who are regular attendees at this service tell us it’s a great way to prepare for the race and that they look forward to it each year. The worship space where the service takes place can be accessed from the top of our parking lot right across Cherry Street from the Hotel Vermont, or from our north door facing Pearl Street. For more information call 864-0471.

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