Vigil on Election Eve
As the people of the United States cast their votes for the office of president and many other offices throughout the land, we gather to pray to the God who is the Creator of us all. We pray that we might learn to stand and hold each other’s hands as the children of God.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
The Rev. Ed Bacon will welcome interfaith leaders and all people to an Election Eve Vigil at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 2 via Zoom. A continuation of the Mourning into Unity Vigils St. Luke's hosted in October, this service will give space not only to grieve the deaths of the ongoing pandemic and all our collective losses: unemployment, unsafe school and workplaces, distance from family and friends; but also to pray for peace and unity as Americans head to the polls.
St. Luke's was one of two dozen houses of worship across the country that hosted Mourning into Unity vigils in October in the hope of bringing Americans together to grieve the deaths of the ongoing pandemic and all our collective losses: unemployment, unsafe school and workplaces, distance from family and friends. This is a video from the October 19 vigil took place in BLM Plaza. Following the vigil, the Washington, DC host community, the Church of the Epiphany led by Rev. Glenna Huber, processed to the White House with 460 feet of purple fabric: the sign of our unbroken humanity. Liturgical violinist Dr. Melanie Hill performed in the sacred space.
St. Luke's Interim Rector Ed Bacon spoke with NPR about Mourning into Unity
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