Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks


St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on 9/10/01St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on 9/10/01His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

This Sunday, September 11th, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks upon our nation which took the lives of thousands of innocent civilians and first responders at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and in the peaceful farmland outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Attached hereto are texts which may be appended to this Sunday's Divine Liturgy (the first attachment is a prayer for those following the Byzantine Rite, which prayer is to be said after "Blessed be the Name of the Lord" and the Trisagion Prayers of Mercy; the second attachment is for those following of the Western Rite, which text is to be said after the Dismissal, Blessing and Last Gospel).

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Prayer for September 11th - Byzantine (PDF)7.47 KB
Prayer for September 11th - Western Rite (PDF)536.87 KB