Katrina remembered

Published October 1, 2006

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lakeview, New Orleans, served as the site for an Aug. 28 diocesan-wide eucharist and vigil of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Located not far from the now infamous 17th Street Canal, St. Paul’s has made a remarkable comeback in its first year of rehabilitation following the ravages of the storm and flooding.

Five bishops, clergy from all over the diocese, St. Paul’s choir and servers processed into the nave as daylight gave way to evening. In his sermon, George Packard, the Episcopal Church’s bishop suffragan for chaplaincies, took the intricacies of pain from the early days of Katrina and posited them into the helping hands and hearts of the present and into the arms of God.


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