A bishop, a rabbi and an imam walk into a cathedral

Sifting through the coverage of yesterday’s 9/11 memorial services, we found this excellent video shot by NJ.com in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

It was accompanied by this story, which begins:

An interfaith service led by a bishop, a rabbi and an imam was something “you couldn’t imagine” 10 years ago, according to the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith.

Yet precisely such a service – not something the 9/11 terrorists would have wanted – happened this afternoon at Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral in Newark in honor of those who died that day.

Beckwith, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, joined with the other clergymen in proclaiming that the horrors of 9/11 provided new opportunities for unity and understanding.

“Out of that ordeal came a promise, an image of making all things new,” Beckwith said. “For me, one of the new things is a deepening appreciation of the wisdom of the three Abrahamic faiths.”

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