(USA Today) Prayers at noon comfort a shaken Boston

Shaken Bostonians and visitors in town for the marathon sought solace side-by-side Tuesday at the downtown Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul, where priests and a bishop led them in a vigil for victims, for healing and for peace.

More than 100 worshipers attended the hastily planned midday service. Following a burial rite, they prayed for the three killed in Monday’s bombings, sang hymns and received Communion.

Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris, who presided at the service, said they wanted to respond with “some sense of hope and light.” She told those gathered, “We need to run another race to address the violence in our society, the hatred and the anger.”

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