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Washington National Cathedral offers a Service of Prayer for Haiti

January 15, 2010
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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will join Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane, Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III and others at a special prayer service for Haiti on Sunday, January 17 at 6 pm at Washington National Cathedral.

“Strength through Unity — L’Union fait la Force: A Service of Prayer for Haiti” will be a service of prayer for the victims, families, and survivors of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti with the offering going to relief efforts.

The service will feature prayers from interfaith representatives and a Haitian folksong sung by countertenor Jean-Luc Princivil.

Participants include Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori; Bishop Chane; Auxiliary Bishop of Washington Barry C. Knestout, representing the Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington; Dean Lloyd; and His Excellency Raymond Joseph, Haitian ambassador to the U.S.

The National Cathedral will webcast the service live at

CNN plans to feature live coverage.

Information from Washington National Cathedral follows.


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