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10th Anniversary of 9/11 Commemoration at Saint James’ Episcopal Church, Watkins Glen

 The Episcopal Parishes of Schuyler County will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a special service on Sunday, September 11th, at Saint James’ Episcopal Church, Decatur and Sixth Streets, Watkins Glen, at 10 am. 

The Right Reverend Prince Singh, Diocesan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester will celebrate the Eucharist at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen. The Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold, III, the 25th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church will preach at the service. The service will feature special music by a six-member ensemble of the Corning Brass Works, a soprano solo by Susan B. Hartney, and by church organist Richard Prochazka.  There will be tent reception on the Church lawn following the service.

Bishop Griswold’s father, Frank T. Griswold, Jr., was the winner of the inaugural Watkins Glen Prix in 1948.   The International Motor Racing Research Center will honor Frank Griswold, Jr. on Friday September 9th with a re-dedication of his Franklin Street sidewalk stone at Noon on the Schuyler County Courthouse lawn.

Bishop Griswold was the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church in 2001 and was present in New York City in the aftermath of the attacks.  He visited Saint Paul’s Chapel on Broadway, in the former shadows of the World Trade Center towers, many times to encourage the rescue workers who utilized the Chapel for respite and food. 

The Sunday service will include appropriate prayers for those who perished on 9/11 and a prayer written by Bishop Griswold for the first anniversary of the attacks.