The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in partnership with Mourning Into Unity, and in solidarity hosted a prayer vigil in honor of those lost to the coronavirus.

New Yorkers joined the Cathedral and interfaith community for a prayer vigil and candlelight procession beginning on the steps of the Cathedral. The gathering paid tribute to all of the lives affected by COVID-19. During the event, social distancing guidelines were followed to keep participants safe.

Over the past six months, the increasing toll of COVID-19 has devastated communities across the country. The death toll, now past 210,000 lives lost; the emotional and psychological toll, wreaked upon caregivers and survivors; the economic toll, disproportionately affecting small and local businesses and the social toll.