Prayers and support requested for Haiti on January 12, 2014
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has called upon The Episcopal Church to remember the Diocese of Haiti on the fourth anniversary of the massive earthquake there. On January 12, 2014, Episcopalians are asked to pray and give in solidarity with the Diocese of Haiti – the largest and fastest-growing diocese in the Church.
On December 13, the Diocesan Council of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina met with Bishop vonRosenberg and voted unanimously to support this call for assistance to Haiti, and recommend that parishes and worship communities in our Diocese observe a day of support for Haiti on January 12. The Episcopal Church has made special bulletin inserts and other information available to congregations to spread the word. (Links to these resources are posted on the right side of this page.)
More than 300,000 people were killed in the 2010 quake, and another 250,000 were seriously injured; more than 1.3 million were left homeless. Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince was among the many buildings that were destroyed.
Architects have been chosen for a new cathedral with space for 1,200 people. Plans are to incorporate some of the historic features salvaged from the ruins, including some of the world-famous murals like the one shown here, depicting Biblical stories with Haitian characters.
Find more news and resources about help for Haiti at The Episcopal Church's website.