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The Rector of Trinity Church, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Paul Matthews, greets the Czech President, Vaclav Havel, on his way into St. Paul's Chapel. Photo: Leo Sorel.

Since reopening St. Paul's on September 11, 2002,

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On this September 11, Trinity Church opened
an exhibit at St. Paul's Chapel to honor the
ministry to ground-zero workers that began
there after the horrors of that September 11.
St. Paul's is different now, reports Ed
Stannard
. Yet memories and emotions hover,
ready to settle and catch visitors unaware.

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by Nan Cobbey, Jerry Hames, Jan Nunley and Jim Solheim

Outside Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel, wind whipped the dust of Ground Zero into the eyes of New Yorkers, and people remembered the ash of a year ago. Tracts published by various religious groups inviting the crowds on Broadway to prayer or repentance swirled in the streets, reminding many of the memos and reports fluttering from the Trade Center towers on that day.

Inside, all was reverence and remembrance,

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Trinity's congregation has rallied together to get through difficult times in the past year and is looking to the future with confidence, intent on finding new ways to reach out to the surrounding community, speakers told the recent annual Congregational meeting.

More than 80 parishioners and clergy gathered in the 2nd floor parlor of the Parish Hall on Sunday April 7 for the meeting. It is one of the most important events of the year, when the past 12 months are reviewed and new

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A British foundry dating back to the 16th century has cast a bell to give to Trinity Church.

Dr. George Carey, archbishop of Canterbury, said the bell would express the empathy and solidarity of the City of London with the people of New York after the terrorist attacks on the city of September 11, 2001, and convey their sympathy and prayers.

Molten bronze for the half-ton bell was poured into the mold at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in the presence of Archbishop, the U.S.

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After sharing the terror of those who worked and lived around the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, three clergy from Trinity Church Wall Street draw messages of hope, healing, and resurrection from the events of the past year. The Rev. Gayanne Silver, associate for worship and education ministries, points to the power of community to give us strength to move on.

Pointing to the Power of Community

The Rev. Gayanne Silver helped evacuate

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The following remarks were made by William J. McDonough, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, during Trinity Church’s “Day of Hope and Healing” to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. -eds.

My dear friends,

We meet on the first anniversary of an act of great evil, in which almost 3,000 of our neighbors were murdered. The perpetrators of that crime pretended to act in the name of God, adding

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Sermon by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. George L. Carey, delivered at Trinity Church, September 11, 2002.

At this hour exactly one year ago, the part of lower Manhattan
in which we are gathered was in the grip of a waking nightmare.
The scale of the human tragedy of September the eleventh 2001
was not, could not, be clear. But the extent of the physical
devastation in New York was certainly becoming evident, despite
the choking

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Jan Nunley of Episcopal News Service talks to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. George Carey, in an exclusive interview.

Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey was in New York as
part of the observances of the first anniversary of the
September 11th attacks in America.

ENS: What do you feel, in broad terms, was the spiritual
significance of September 11?

CAREY: Actually, I regard it

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The annual celebration marking the resumption of parish programs and events after the summer takes place on Sunday, September 15.

"Celebration 2002!" will be held in the Parish Hall after both the 9 am and the 11:15 am services at Trinity.

There will be festive food, music, balloons, prizes to be won, and ample opportunity to meet new friends and visit with old ones. All the committees and ministries at Trinity will have displays and information about what they do and how you

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