Holy Spirit Rings Bells For Charleston

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MyVeronaNJ-Holy-SpiritToday, at noon, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona will join all churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark in tolling its bells for 10 minutes in honor of the nine people who died in Wednesday’s shooting at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston.

Rev. Jerry A. Racioppi, Holy Spirit’s new rector, has sent out an email to encourage people to also recite the Prayer attributed to St. Francis at noon:

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we 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 dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, page 833.)

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