Celebrate creation at this outdoor interfaith prayer service in honor of Earth Day. Leaders from Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities offer prayers, music and readings. Music will be led by the Cathedral choir and guest musicians. This hour-long service will be held in All Hallows Amphitheater on the Cathedral grounds. Bring a blanket or low camp chair to sit on the amphitheater steps and a picnic lunch to share after the service.
Music provided by intertribal Native American drum group Uptown Boyz; ADAMS BEAT, the nation’s only mosque youth choir; and the Cathedral Choir.
Service participants include Kristin Barker (One Earth Sangha), the Rev. Melanie Mullen (Presiding Bishop’s office), Joelle Novey (Interfaith Power and Light), Imam Talib Shareef (Masjid Muhammad – The Nation’s Mosque), Dr. Rajwant Singh (EcoSikh), Sankar Sitaraman (Sri Siva Vishnu Temple), and Cathedral staff.
All Hallows Amphitheater is located adjacent to Pilgrim Road across from the Bishop’s Garden, as noted on this map. A limited number of folding chairs will be available for those who require them. The amphitheater is accessible by wheelchair with assistance.
In case of rain, the service will be moved to the Cathedral Nave. Note: the ground may be damp regardless of whether it has rained in the past 48 hours; plan accordingly.
This is not a service of Holy Eucharist. The Cathedral will hold services of Holy Eucharist at 8 and 9 am on this date.
Supported by the Presiding Bishop’s Office of The Episcopal Church and the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington.
- April 28, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm