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Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 to be Marked by Rededicating Ourselves to Peace

September 7, 2011

This Sunday, we shall mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, with Services that have special hymns and prayers for peace. The readings from Holy Scripture will be those for Holy Cross Day, focussing on God’s being with us, offering life and hope, in the midst of the greatest depths of darkness; and on God’s love for all the world, calling us to paths of forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.
(anonymous French prayer, circa 1912 – often attributed incorrectly to St. Francis of Assisi)

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