The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Transformed by Peace: Liturgy and Fiesta

July 4, Tuesday, Hartford: Theme of the Day - Transformed by Peace
The faith communities in Hartford are collaborating to offer a public liturgy and celebration during the Connecticut River Pilgrimage.

3:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist, with recognition and repentance of our participation in a culture of gun violence. Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, 155 Wyllys Street, Hartford. Plenty of parking available at the church.

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  • Con-Celebrants: The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral and the Rev. Enrique Irizarry, Priest-in-Charge of Good Shepherd, Hartford
  • Preacher: The Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, Suffragan of Connecticut (retired)
  • Minister of Ceremony: The Rev. Rowena Kemp, Priest-in-Charge of Grace, Hartford
  • Ministers of Communion: The Rev. Tracy Johnson-Russell, Rector of St. Monica's, Hartford; the Rev. Don Hamer, Rector of Trinity, Hartford
  • Directors of Music: Dr. Robert August and Dr. Kyle Swan
  • Spanish Music Coordinator: Pedro Cirilo Coral
  • Choirs: St. Monica's, Trinity, Grace, and Christ Church Cathedral
  • Intercessions: Mothers United Against Violence will be participating. The intercessions will include public recognition of victims of violence in Hartford in 2016 and to date in 2017.

Following the liturgy: Tours of the historic church (optional)  and a celebration of new life through diversity

  • Tours of the historic church built by Elizabeth Colt, widow of firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt (optional, signup to be provided at a booth) Tour Guide: Jack Hale, Good Shepherd's Senior Warden
  • Multicultural fiesta on the grounds of the Church of the Good Shepherd, to include:
    • Live music
    • DJ with additional music
    • Booths with food representing the diversity of people in congregations in Hartford