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Trinity Cathedral tolls bells for 1 million U.S. COVID-19 victims

Trinity Cathedral
Posted at 3:31 PM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 18:08:14-04

CLEVELAND — Trinity Cathedral, the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, remembered the deaths of one million Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic by tolling the cathedral bell for one hour.

Watch bell-tolling in the video player below:

Trinity Cathedral tolls bells for 1 million U.S. COVID-19 victims

"The cathedral bell will toll for an hour to signify love and solidarity for the victims and their families," states a news release from Trinity Cathedral.

Select churches in the diocese, which has 80 parishes in northern Ohio, will also toll their bells at 5 p.m.

“Each and every death here in the U.S. and around the world from COVID-19 has a lasting impact,” said The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens, dean of the cathedral. “Each of these people was a daughter, a son, a parent, a brother, a sister and a special friend. To have lost so many, over six million in the world currently, has an impact on all of us and we commend these lives to God."

Following the bell tolling, there will be a service of Choral Evensong, a traditional Anglican service led by members of the cathedral choir.

The bell tolling and Evensong service will also be streamed on the cathedral's website and Facebook page.

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