"Episcopal leaders offer forgiveness, burial for Maryland shooter of priest and church worker" by Associated Press, Published: May 9 in the Washington Post
The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland is offering forgiveness and a funeral service for a homeless man who killed himself after fatally shooting a priest and church secretary last week.
"Church community begins to heal after shooting deaths" by David Greisman of the Baltimore Sun
A piano played, a bell rang and a congregation that less than three days before was shaken and stunned by tragedy continued to move toward healing.
"The Episcopal Church is in pain and agony today," said the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. "Two wonderful woman have been slain in this place."
"This day is focused on our grief," he said later, "our shared grief and love for our sisters."
"Tragedy at St. Peter's Church, Ellicott City" by Episcopal Cafe
Statement from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland is saddened beyond words by the shootings May 3 at St. Peter's Church in Ellicott City, Maryland. The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland, immediately offered prayers for the victims in the chapel of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore, when he learned the news later that evening. Clergy of the diocesan staff have been present with the parish and members of the St. Peter’s staff, and have said prayers over the victims. The diocese holds the victims, their families, and the people and staff of St. Peter's Church and pre-school in its continued prayers. A nearby Episcopal church, St. John's Parish in Ellicott City, opened their doors late Thursday evening to offer a place of support and prayer.
Howard County police are investigating the shooting. According to them, two women, Brenda Brewington, administrative assistant, and the Rev. Mary-Marguerite Kohn, co-rector of the parish were found shot inside the church office yesterday just after 5 pm. A custodian called 911.
Sun, May 6, 2012
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