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September 20, 2001

The displaced members of Trinity Church, at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway, will reclaim their Gothic building slowly, guided by the step-by-step easing of restrictions on access to lower Manhattan which will mark the area's return from hell. A first important step was taken at 10 a.m....

September 18, 2001

September 18th, 2001

 

On Friday, September 14, the day of national mourning, I knew my place was here in New York with those who were courageously struggling with the aftermath of the hideous events of the previous Tuesday. A police van picked me up at the Church Center and...

September 17, 2001

As staff at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City began a new work week, they gathered as a community in the chapel Monday morning in an attempt to sift through the implications of last week's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

'It's been an incredible week,' said...

September 17, 2001

On a pastoral visit to what has been dubbed 'ground zero' by dazed New Yorkers, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, his wife Phoebe, and members of his staff, escorted by police, walked the ruined site of the World Trade Center and its environs on Friday.

'I saw utter devastation, preceded...

September 16, 2001

'We lived and worked in the shadow of the World Trade Center. Now we live and work in the shadow of the cross,' the Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard said in his sermon given in a moving service on Sunday September 16. It was the first time the congregation of Trinity Church Wall Street had gathered...

September 14, 2001

In the wake of the bombing of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on September 11, the Episcopal Church Center in New York was flooded with expressions of shock and offers of prayers from around the world.

Many wanted to know if the center itself...

September 13, 2001

Episcopal Relief and Development is responding to the horrific acts on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 which killed and injured thousands in New York and Washington, DC.

'We are profoundly saddened by this tragedy which has devastated the American people,' said Sandra Swan, Executive...

September 12, 2001

I cannot sleep and so I thought I would try to put into words what I experienced yesterday morning. I was to be part of an all-day filming of a program by Trinity Broadcasting of meditations and dialogue with Archbishop Rowan Williams. I was going to share a cab with Jonathan Linman, the new...

September 11, 2001

The following litany has been written for parish, ecumenical and interfaith use.

L. Let us pray for our nation and those in need at this time of disaster and mourning.

Silence

L. Almighty and compassionate God, our eyes could hardly watch, nor our ears hear, nor our minds...

September 11, 2001

Thank you for the many expressions we are receiving of support and concern. We are safe and exceedingly mindful of the tragedy that is happening in another part of New York and also in Washington.

The Church Center community has gathered to support one another and to pray for all those...

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