Cathedral Will Hold a Vigil for George Floyd and Other Victims on Friday

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is holding a prayer vigil on Friday to call for action in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The details are below.

There is also an event on Saturday at 3 at the Fourth Universal Society, on 76th Street and Central Park West.

As protests against police brutality continue across the nation, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine joins the New York City community in calling for an end to racist violence and mourning the loss of Black lives at a prayer vigil on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 6 p.m.

The Cathedral’s clergy, members of its Congregation of Saint Saviour, and people from the broader Cathedral community will gather on the Cathedral’s front steps to say the names of Black people who have been killed and pray a litany of repentance. All who attend the gathering will be encouraged to take a knee, raise a fist, or make another gesture of protest and solidarity.

Drawing upon the teachings of Christ and the legacy of the Episcopal Church’s connection to the vital social issues of the times, the Cathedral pledges to stand for the dignity and immeasurable value of every Black life. At a time when so many people, in New York City and around the country, are devastated by the events of the past few days, weeks, and months, the Cathedral stands as witness to this moment, proclaiming a message at the center of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: that Black Lives Matter.

WHAT           “Protest as Prayer” Vigil

WHEN           Friday, June 5, 2020, 6 PM

WHERE         The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

                        1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 110th Street)

                        New York, NY 10025

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    1. Chris says:

      Religious gatherings of no more than 10 people will be allowed in New York this is the law.
      If more then 10 they better start arresting these folks

    2. MB/UWSer says:

      I am wondering about the nature of this event. When I read “vigil” the image of many gathered standing next to each other holding a candle presents confusion as to the social requirements due to the current situation.

      The air of confusion is ever so present in every single thing.

      I first read this as “Prayer as Protest”- peaceful.