CDSP remembers, reflects on 9/11

Members of the CDSP community participate in services on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

BERKELEY, Calif., Sep. 11, 2011

Here is a sampling:

The Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, Ph.D., CDSP president and dean, is preaching at the 10 a.m. service, a 9/11 Remembrance Mass, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, where two musical events are being held in conjunction with The September Concert, a global organization formed in New York on the first anniversary of 9/11.

At the 10 a.m. service, St. Paul’s Choir and members of the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra will perform the Faure Requiem. Members of the Oakland Fire department will attend with colors. The second event at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s is a Pacific Collegium Concert performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, choruses sung by Chapel College Men and Boys Ensemble.

The Rev. Dr. Lizette Larson-Miller, professor of liturgy, is presiding at the 10 a.m. service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley, where the church is open for prayers all afternoon, culminating in Evensong at 6 p.m.  George Emblom, lecturer in church music, is musical director.

Current CDSP student, Pacific School of Religion graduate and Iraq war veteran Andrew Hybl will be preaching at St John’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

The New Spirit Community Church, including students from CDSP and the Pacific School of Religion, will hold an evening prayer service in the PSR Chapel, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

CDSP student Colby Roberts will be singing in the choir of the San Francisco Opera Company in the City of San Francisco’s Civic Observance Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

at a 2 p.m. performance of the Mozart Requiem at Golden Gate Park, in cooperation with the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

Some other services attended by CDSP faculty and students:

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, San Rafael, a labyrinth walk and reflection beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a community prayer service at 6 p.m.  in partnership with St. Luke Presbyterian Church.

Christ Church, Alameda, a memorial mass at 5 p.m. 

Trinity Cathedral, San Jose, 10:30 a.m. worship service.

St. Paul's Church, Benicia, a community-wide observance of 9/11 beginning at 8:46 a.m. where the church bell will toll for each victim, beginning at the start of the service and continuing until the number of victims has been reached

St. Alban's, Albany, open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for prayer and meditation, followed by Compline at 7 p.m.

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