Longest Night Prayer Service

When

Tue, Dec 20, 2022    
7:00 pm

Where

St. John’s Episcopal Church
207 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY, 12401

Event Type

On Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 pm, we will offer a Longest Night Service, both live at St. John’s and online via Facebook Live and Zoom. This is a service of prayer and mindfulness for those dealing with loss of all kinds.
We traditionally think of the holiday season as a time of joy and abundance, but for some the pressure to celebrate can be overwhelming. Life situations and loss can heighten feelings of worry and grief. This is a service of light in the midst of darkness.
The service is scheduled for the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. We recognize that there is darkness in all our lives. Through music, silent meditation, scripture, and healing prayer, we reach out to acknowledge sadness with comfort and quiet remembrance, to reflect on the losses we have experienced and to remember together the real reason for the season: The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. God is with us.
Our guest musician will be composer and musician Ana Hernández. Whether you are having a difficult time this holiday season or just want a moment of quiet, please come. If you know someone who is sad, struggling, or alone, please invite them to attend. Everyone is welcome.