The world tomorrow will remember the full trauma and tragedy of 9/11, twenty years on.
In the CCN, we’ll pray also for St Paul’s Chapel in New York City, which became part of the CCN four years later. Already a house of prayer and welcome to all, St Paul’s, part of the Trinity Church Wall Street parish, played such a major role in the aftermath of the tragedy, providing the site of an extraordinary, round-the-clock relief ministry to rescue and recovery workers. Although the World Trade Center collapsed just across the street, there was no damage to St. Paul’s, earning it the nickname “the little chapel that stood”.
On Saturday 11th from 8.40am local time, the Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, Priest-in-charge of Trinity Church Wall Street, will ring 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). 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. All may join in via their website below or on Facebook Live .
CCN Thought for the Week for 10th September – Remembering 9/11 twenty years on