Many of you helped stitched names on navy blue coffins, during the virtual sewing circle I held last year. Now I'm working to hand stitch those coffins on the banner to spell the word MERCY. When this blanket is full of coffins, the coffins on the next prayer banner will spell the word GLORY.
The Prayer Banners will be hanging at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco next Sunday on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. There will be a participatory sewing circle in the sanctuary between liturgies, from 9:30 - 10:20 AM.
I started this mourning meditation in 2003. For more about the project's meaning and trajectory visit Prayer Banners: REPENT / MERCY / GLORY.