Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Light in the Darkness

There was an overwhelming response to the short-notice call for a prayer vigil at the dumpsters in The Pines Apartments where a woman's murdered body was found in a dumpster a week ago this morning. 150-200 people took part in the service with prayers, hymns and a procession around the apartment complex led by a half dozen pastors. It was a powerful way to stand alongside the people in the apartment complex to speak a word of hope in a time of despair, to show love in a place where hate was shown, to bring peace in a time of fear and to shine light in the darkness.

Holding candles high while singing Amazing Grace

Processing around the complex singing Kumbayah

Processing around the complex singing Kumbayah

Placing candles to burn front of the dumpsters flowers and candles in front of the dumpsters

Candles burning in front of a dumpster

There is also a post about this event at Sunrise on the Marsh called Candles in The Pines



  • At 5/22/2007 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Channel 4 in Jacksonville has a story on the vigil online

  • At 5/23/2007 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Tribune and Georgian has an editorial on the vigil service


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