Liturgy of Lamentation Commemorates The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As part of the Year of Lamentation, join the diocese in commemorating the presence of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7-10 pm. Dr. King preached at our Cathedral on May 17, 1967. The Diocesan Festival Choir will participate in this liturgy. Performers include the following:

Paul Winter (world famous soprano saxophonist and founder of the Paul Winter consort)
Alicia Waller (renowned classical soprano and cultural connector)
Theresa Thomason (International Gospel, jazz and cultural singer)
Reggie Wilson (Choreographer, Fist and Heel Performance Group)
Tonika Custalow
Vissi Dance Theatre
The Diocesan Festival Choir, William E. Randolph (Assistant Organist of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine) and acclaimed singer and director Jeannine Otis.

Speakers include:
The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas (Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, Professor of Theology at Union and Canon Theologian at Washington National Cathedral)
The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche (Bishop of New York)
“Richard Jenkins” (a formerly enslaved 18th Century Episcopalian who helped build and then served as sexton for St. James’, Hyde Park, played by actor Brockton Pierce)