Thursday, June 27, 2013

Downtown Church to Hold Equality Celebration

Service to be Held on July 3 at 6 pm 

ROCHESTER, June 27 ,2013–The Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene (Two Saints) rejoices in the Supreme Court decision striking down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The larger Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Rochester have supported marriage equality and opposed DOMA for many years.

The Very Rev. Michael W. Hopkins, who is rector of the church, issued the following statement upon hearing the news, “The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. It is with humble gratitude that occasionally the bend is truly perceptible. We have been working toward the biblical vision of equality at Two Saints for more than forty years. When our work bears fruit of this magnitude, we need to pause and give thanks.”

In that spirit, the church invites everyone to a celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) with special thanksgiving for an advancement in the gospel vision of equality. The service will be held on the eve of Independence Day, Wednesday, July 3, 6 pm, at the Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene, 17 Fitzhugh Street. South. All are welcome. Dress is casual. Free parking is available.

About the Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene

Two Saints is a diverse, joyful, and progressive congregation in the heart of the city. Together, as people of God, in companionship with Jesus, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called to be a healing place for souls, a school for justice, and a welcome table for all.


John Clinton Bradley
The Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene
Phone: 585-313-1059

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