Prays and Mourns Together
6 (September 16th, 2001)
Coast to coast
the nation has come together in heart filled strength to honor the
lives of our the heroes. At a monumental Catholic mass on Fifth Ave.
scores of people came together to pray at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
From Rudy Giuliani and Governor Pataki to Congressman Joseph Lieberman,
Kofi Annan and 250 U.N. delegates a clear massage of unity was sent
to those who would try to destroy the U.S. Cardinal Egan honored firefighters
and police men calling them "the best, the bravest, the finest."
a message of faith and hope, he went outside to share the same Blessings
that were given inside. The President declared Friday to be a National
day of prayer and this Sunday too became an event for prayer vigils.
Across the U.S. churches were packed this week for daily worship
services. From coast to coast there have been spontaneous vigils
of people sharing their grief and prayers in a common bond.
And in California today, the Mayor
of Los Angeles, James Hahn, held a candle lit vigil. After giving
out as many flags to those attending as possible due to the flag
shortage, organizers of the event handed each person a single red
rose to continue the significance of prayer and mourning for those
who died. Rabbi Zeldin, born in New York City, told a story at the
vigil out of the book of Exodus and said that ‘with God’s help we
will destroy the evil.’