TRINITY CATHEDRAL TOLLS BELL TO MARK ONE MILLION COVID-19 DEATH IN U.S.

TRINITY CATHEDRAL TOLLS BELL TO MARK ONE MILLION COVID-19 DEATH IN U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Scott Blanchard, (330) 322-8111, sblanchard@trinitycleveland.org

MAY 17, 2022 – CLEVELAND – Trinity Cathedral, the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, is remembering the deaths of one million Americans since the coronavirus pandemic began on Wednesday, May 18 at 5 p.m. The cathedral bell will toll for an hour to signify love and solidarity for the victims and their families. Select churches in the diocese, which includes more than 80 parishes in the northern half of Ohio, will also toll bells at 5 p.m.

Tolling a bell marking death is an English tradition derived from the word “telling.” It tells of death by signaling with a bell. Typically, it occurs with the bell being rung very slowly, with a significant gap between strikes.

“Each and every death here in the U.S. and around the world from COVID-19 has a lasting impact,” said The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens, dean of the cathedral. “Each of these people was a daughter, a son, a parent, a brother, a sister and a special friend. To have lost so many, over six million in the world currently, has an impact on all of us and we commend these lives to God.

”The bell tolling memorial will be followed by a service of Choral Evensong, a traditional Anglican service led by the members of the cathedral choir. The public is invited to the bell tolling and the Evensong service as well.

The bell tolling and the Evensong service will be livestreamed on trinitycleveland.org and facebook.com/trinitycleve.

 

About Trinity Cathedral

Trinity Cathedral, the Episcopal Church in downtown Cleveland, is a sacred place for all people. It is a Christian community that invites participation from people of all faiths, races, nationalities and walks of life. For more information on Trinity Cathedral and its programs, please call (216) 771-3630 or visit www.trinitycleveland.org. The cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Ave. in downtown Cleveland.

 

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