Liturgical Resources

Litany in the Wake of a Mass Shooting (Updated August 4, 2019) from Bishops United Against Gun Violence.

Prayer Service of Lament for Gun Violence (March 1, 2019) from Bishops United Against Gun Violence and the Episcopal Public Policy Network.

National Vigil for Victims, Families and Survivors of Gun Violence (March, 2018) from Washington National Cathedral (Diocese of Washington).

A Day of Lamentation for Gun Violence (March, 2018) from St. Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington (Diocese of Vermont).

Day of Lament: Death Shall Have No Dominion (March, 2018) from St. James Cathedral, Chicago (Diocese of Chicago).

Service of Lamentation (March, 2018) from Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento (Diocese of Northern California).

A Lament for the Culture of Gun Violence (March, 2018). Written by the Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.

Remembering All Who Have Been Affected By Gun Violence (March, 2018). Adapted by the Rt. Rev. Jim Curry, from A Moral Call: a Vermont Interfaith Prayer and Remembrance Vigil, December 15, 2015)

A Litany in the Aftermath of Gun Violence (available in English and Español) (February, 2018). Revised by the author, the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, Episcopal Bishop of Maine, 2.28.18. Permission is granted to amend or adjust as necessary.

A Vigil in Response to an Act of Mass Violence (October, 2017 — Anna Howell, Diocese of Nevada).

A Liturgical Appeal from Bishop Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire, in the Wake of the Orlando Massacre (June 16, 2016). Includes a Supplication that may replace the opening acclamation of Sunday worship, taking the place of all that precedes the Collect of the Day. Alternatively, it can conclude the Prayers of the People, as the Celebrant deems appropriate.

Liturgy for the Tragedy in Orlando (June 14, 2016 — St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul, Minnesota).

A Moral Call: People of Faith Confronting the Tragedy of Gun Violence (December 13, 2015 — Burlington, Vermont). This interfaith prayer vigil was part of the National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend. The opening remarks were given by the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, Episcopal Bishop of Vermont

A Litany for the Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath by the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, Episcopal Bishop of Maine. Feel free to edit to add the governor of any state where it will be used. (December 13, 2015)

Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence (June 28, 2015 — Salt Lake City, Utah). Read more about this event.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross by the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, Episcopal Bishop of Newark (April 3, 2015 — Jersey City, New Jersey).

The Way of the Cross: Challenging a Culture of Violence (March 25, 2013 — Washington, D.C.)

The following anti-gun violence liturgy materials have been provided courtesy of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark: