On Monday January 17 we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
We have a statue of MLK in our bell tower on Fifth Avenue
Here’s a fascinating musical program from Radio Station WQXR:
In this hour-long special, Radio Station WQXR host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King’s own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work — and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King’s cause. This is a wonderful program with a great diversity of music. Enjoy this beautiful program:
Martin Luther King is also remembered in this collect from the Book of Common Prayer:
Almighty God, who by the hand of Moses thy servant didst lead thy people out of slavery, and didst make them free at last: Grant that thy Church, following the example of thy prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of thy love, and may strive to secure for all thy children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever