Friday, November 23, 2007

Let My People Go: A Service of Liberation

Come join us Sunday, January 13th, 2008, at 3pm for a celebration of Lessons & Carols Commemorating the U.S. Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The Right Rev. Mark Sisk, Episcopal Bishop of New York, will be joined at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine by actors, dancers, musicians, readers and a mass choir in an inter-denominational, cross-diocesan celebration.

On display will be multimedia scenes from slavery in New York from the New York and Brooklyn Historical societies, and clips from the New York Reparations Committee's resource guide to Katrina Browne's documentary Traces of the Trade.

Supporting organizations include the Diocese of New York, the Diocese of Long Island, the Diocese of Newark, the Diocese of New Jersey, the Riverside Church, Episcopal Social Justice Ministries, the Episcopal Church's Washington office, and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. The Cathedral is located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue in New York City.