Lent 2020 at the Cathedral
by Alice Stanley
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. Lent also provides an opportunity to look at the human conditions surrounding us.
Starting Sunday, March 1, and continuing for the next five Wednesdays, this year’s Lenten series will focus on the Central Park Five as told in Oprah Winfrey’s "When They See Us.”
In 1989, after a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York's Central Park, five young people were convicted and imprisoned for the crime. The so-called Central Park Five maintained their innocence and spent years fighting their convictions. This film follows their story through their exoneration in 2002 and settlement with the city of New York in 2014. The cast is full of Emmy nominees and winners, including Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman and Blair Underwood. Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay co-wrote and directed.
Meetings will be held in Schuyler Hall, starting with soup and salad at 5:30 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by viewing and discussion and ending at 8 p.m. after a brief Eucharist. Even if you are not able to arrive before 6, please join us for the viewing, discussion and Eucharist. More than likely, there will still be soup and salad for you.
Yes, we will have security on site.
We encourage you to bring a guest or two. Schuyler Hall has room enough to accommodate a large group.