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Washington, DC, September 16, 2013

Washington National Cathedral Offers Prayers in Response to Washington Navy Yard Shootings


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Washington, D.C.—Washington National Cathedral is offering prayers throughout the day in response to the shootings reported at the Washington Navy Yard this morning. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Cathedral, has released the following statement.

“All of us at Washington National Cathedral heard the news of this morning’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard with a mixture of shock and sadness. We mourn for those who have died, and we continue to grieve the persistence of gun violence in our nation,” said Dean Hall. “The Cathedral will hold the victims, first responders, and the Navy community in prayer, while also making the Cathedral’s space and its ministries available today to all who seek consolation and refuge from this loss.”

The noonday service of Holy Eucharist, as well as the Choral Evensong service at 5:30 pm today, are open to all. Cathedral clergy intend to offer special prayers for the victims and first responders in both services.

SOURCE: Washington National Cathedral

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