Washington, DC, January 15, 2010
A Service of Prayer for Haiti—“Strength in Unity”
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What: A service of prayer for the victims, families, and survivors of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. The offering will benefit relief efforts in Haiti.
When: Sunday, January 17, 6 pm, open to the public (please note revised start time).
Where: Washington National Cathedral, main part of the church, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW.
Who: Service participants will include:
- The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, offering a sermon
- Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane, offering the invocation
- Auxiliary Bishop of Washington Barry C. Knestout, representing the Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington
- Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, offering the welcome
- The Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls
- Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
- His Excellency Raymond Joseph, Haitian ambassador to the U.S.
The service will feature prayers from interfaith representatives and a Haitian folksong sung by countertenor Jean-Luc Princivil. More details will be forthcoming. Updates will also be posted on Washington National Cathedral’s Web site, www.nationalcathedral.org.
Media: Media are welcome to attend and will be placed in the south balcony. Please arrive between 5:30–5:45. Please enter the south transept entrance located on South Road across from the Bishop’s Garden. Call Beth Mullen with questions (202) 537-6248 (office) and (202) 412-0708 (cell).
SOURCE: Washington National Cathedral