The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Invitation to a Day of Lamentation and Action, March 14

Please join our Bishops as we gather at our Cathedral on March 14 for a day of Lamentation, confession, fasting, contrition and action.  We will commemorate a month of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, pray for the victims and families.

We will also discuss and identify action steps as we understand, as stated by Bishops Unites Against Gun Violence, “that we must not simply identify the social and political impediments to ending these lethal spams of violence in our country.  We must reflect on and acknowledge our own complicity in the unjust systems that facilitate so many deaths, and, in accordance with the keeping of a holy Lent, repent and make reparations”. 

Three opportunities for prayer and conversations will be offered on March 14 at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford. Please see details below:

A Day of Lamentation and Action
          Christ Church Cathedral
                 March 14,2018

A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; 
                 she refused to be consoled, because they are no more. Mathew 2:16-18

12:00 p.m.   Holy Eucharist
12:45 p.m.   Bring your own lunch / table conversations in preparation for March 24, March For Our Lives
3:00 p.m.     Cathedral open for an hour of silence and prayer – Ringing of the Bells
7:00 p.m.     Evening Service / Vigil
8:00-8:30 p.m.  Refreshments / table conversations

NOTE:   Parking is available at the MAT Garage and will be validated at our Cathedral