THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

    When:
    January 17, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2016-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
    2016-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    Cathedral Church of Saint John: The Great Divine in the City and Diocese of New York
    1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
    USA
    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching from the Cathedral’s pulpit on May 17, 1956 (Cathedral Archives)
    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching from the Cathedral’s pulpit on May 17, 1956 (Cathedral Archives)

    THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

    Sunday, January 17, 2015

    Cathedral’s pulpit on May 17, 1956 (Cathedral Archives)

    Dr. Robert Carey delivers sermon at Choral Eucharist

    Spiritual Sing with Alice Parker to follow

    • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      Martin Luther King Day Choral Eucharist
    • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      Spiritual Sing with Alice Parker, Chapel of St. James

    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street

    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will pay tribute to American pastor, activist and humanitarian, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special Choral Eucharist led by minister and social activist Dr. Robert Carey, former assistant pastor at Dr. King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, on Sunday, January 17, 2016, starting at 11 a.m.; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street) Following the service will be a Spiritual Sing with Alice Parker, choral conductor, educator, and Artistic Director of Melodious Accord.

    The Choral Eucharist service, in commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will include readings from his speeches and other writings as well as musical selections curated by Director of Music Kent Tritle. Dr. Carey, Professor of Historical Studies, SUNY/Empire State College and former assistant pastor at Dr. King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, will give the sermon.

    Following the service, at 2 p.m., legendary composer, conductor, author, teacher and song leader Alice Parker, will present an hour of communal singing in honor of Dr. King, joined by special guest contralto Pamela Warrick-Smith.