The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath 2015

Letter from the Bishops (sent 12/4/15), includes litany, below

Recommended litany for Sunday, Dec. 13 (written by Bishop Stephen T. Lane, Diocese of Maine), as included in letter, above

  • MS Word (cut and paste into your own document)
  • PDF (formatted for printing on one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet)

Video reading of the Litany for Gun Violence Prevention Weekend: 

Website & Online Resources

Gun Violence Sabbath, December 10 - 14

Challenging Violence, a ministry of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut

Invitation to Community Events

  • Prayer Service with Bishop Laura Ahrens, Monday December 14, 9:30 a.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd (155 Wyllys Street, Hartford)
  • Toll your bells 28 times at noon on Monday December 14 in remembrance of the lives lost three years ago in Sandy Hook
  • "Service of Remembrance and Recommitment" with Asylum Hill Congregational Church on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 11:15 a.m. with participation by members of Step Up, Step Out and Mothers United Against Violence. In the short service, they will read the names of those killed in Hartford in 2015 and recommit to ending our culture of violence and working for peace. Click here or more information.
  • Christ Church, Roxbury: Quiet Meditation, December 13 & 14, "Our parish will be open for quiet, sometimes guided, meditation from sunrise to sunset on Sunday and Monday and we will host a gathering of responders for scripture study and offer some prayers in our parish house at 1pm on Sunday." - From The Rev. Dr. Clements,