Church of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

To See This Day

On the Sunday before the inauguration of Barack Obama,  COS celebrated a special liturgy remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. We heard about promises “a long, long time coming.”  Readings from Dr. King’s speeches were interspersed with the scripture set for the day, providing a moving counterpoint between traditional and contemporary sacred texts.  Thanks to Rose Udics for suggesting the readings.

Following the gospel, Lily invited everyone present to speak from their hearts as they reflected on the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in light of the current historic moment, the inauguration of the first African-American president.

Stories of inspiration and encouragement were shared as people spoke about the significance of Obama’s achievement for themselves personally.  Others remembered words of faith and hope spoken to them by others who shared the dream.  Turning points and memories were recalled that are given new meaning in this historic moment.

It was a powerful, moving service. As we prayed that “our land be bright, with freedom’s holy light” we were all grateful to live to see this day.

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