Trinity Church Wall Street invites all who are seeking solace around the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to visit St. Paul’s Chapel. In 2001, this "Chapel that Stood," part of Trinity Church Wall Street, served as a relief mission for recovery workers at Ground Zero for nearly a year after the buildings fell.
Art and objects of remembrance from the events of September 11 are on display, and each year on September 11, we ring the Bell of Hope during a brief and moving worship service.
Bell of Hope
September 11, 2022, 8:40 am | Trinity's Rector, the Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, rang 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 will be rung precisely at 8:46am, the time when the first plane crashed into 1 World Trade Center (North Tower).
Calling of the Names
September 11, 2022, 2pm | Hosted by the 9/11 Community of New York City, this ceremony honors deceased 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Responders who came to help during the nine-month Rescue and Recovery Effort at the World Trade Center site following the attacks of September 11, 2001. By calling their names we invoke their memory and call out our gratitude for their service.
Remembering and Honoring the Past
Sunday Sermon, The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
Preaching at our September 11 Requiem Holy Eucharist in 2021, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, remarked, “We observe this solemn occasion in a perilous moment in our national life and history. The seeds of self-centeredness and hatred will inevitably yield a bitter harvest.” And yet there is hope to be found. But only if we remember the sacrifice and unity that followed that dark day in 2001, and “go to the mountain."
Requiem Holy Eucharist
The Holy Eucharist on Sunday, September 12, 2021, included special 9/11 music with portions of Fauré Requiem and the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, as the preacher.
Compline by Candlelight: Anthems for Peace and Hope
Set in the tranquility of Trinity Church, this reflective night service on Sunday, September 12, 2021 included anthems and improvisations sung by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. There’s nothing to do but listen, breathe, and be.
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