A Liturgy of Lamentation Commemorating the presence of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cathedral


Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York
United States
Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:00 - 10:00pm


  • Paul Winter
    World-famous soprano saxophonist and founder of the Paul Winter Consort
  • Alicia Waller
    Renowned classical soprano and cultural connector
  • Theresa Thomason
    International Gospel, jazz and cultural singer
  • Reggie Wilson
    Choreographer, Fist and Heel Performance Group
  • Tonika Custalow
  • Vissi Dance Theatre
  • The Diocesan Festival Choir
    William E. Randolph, assistant organist at the Cathedral, and acclaimed singer and director Jeannine Otis.


  • The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
    Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, Professor of Theology at Union and Canon Theologian at Washington National Cathedral
  • The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche
    Bishop of New York
  • "Richard Jenkins"
    A formerly enslaved 18th century Episcopalian who helped build and then served as sexton for St. James', Hyde Park, played by actor Brockton Pierce


Diocesan Festival Choir Rehearsal 

Saturday, May 12, 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.

Church of the Intercession

Broadway at 155th Street, Manhattan

For more information, please contact Bill Randolph at [email protected].


Part of the

Year of Lamentations:

The Diocese Laments its Role in Slavery

For more information about the year's activities, click here.

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