Church Plans Anniversary Remembrance Of Sept. 11
By Staff Writer.
Source: The Reporter, September 4th, 2003
St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church in Palos Hills will hold a day
of remembrance with an opportunity for the public to view and touch a steel beam from the
destroyed World Trade Center.
The event will be held Thursday, September 11, the second anniversary
of the terror attacks of 9-11 that downed the twin towers in New York City. The church
is at 107th Street and Kean Avenue.
The city of New York last year gave the parish a 200-pound beam from
the World Trade Center for use in a memorial of the tragedy of 9-11.
The memorial program will begin with a 7 a.m. Requiem Divine Liturgy.
The church will remain open throughout the day until 9 p.m. for visitors to see the relic
from the World Trade Center and to participate in remembering the victims of the attacks.
The church bells will be rung on the hour during the day to honor those who died on 9/11.
At 7 p.m., an evening memorial service will be held, followed by singing
of patriotic songs. Members of the Civil Air Patrol will serve as a color guard. Other
displays include video footage, photography, artwork and poetry related to the terrible
events of 9/11.
For more information, visit the church Web site, www.stlukeorthodox.com.