Trinity's Rector, the Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, rings the Bell of Hope in St. Paul’s Churchyard in a pattern of “four fives” (five strikes, repeated four times), the traditional firefighters’ salute to the fallen. Following prayers, the bell is rung precisely at 8:46am, the time when the first plane crashed into 1 World Trade Center (North Tower).
The bell, a gift from London to New York City a year after the attacks, is rung on September 11 anniversaries and to remember victims of terrorism and mass shootings. Join us for this brief and moving service on September 11, 2022.