Oct. 19, 2020
The Biola community will gather for a lament service the evening of Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. to observe the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The service will be held in lieu of Singspo and will include music, Scripture reading, and a time of prayer. Student Lydia Berding—daughter of professor Ken Berding—will share her experiences from that fateful day along with professor John Fox, who will give a glimpse into the reality and humanity of the event. From there, he will lead students into a time of intercession.
Biola will also ring five bells Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. for one minute to observe the National Moment of Remembrance, a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate. The event will memorialize the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks throughout the entire country.
A special exhibit was also set up on Metzger Lawn. With the help of Biola students, 2,996 flags were placed in the shape of a cross to remember the victims who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.
Biola President Barry H. Corey will be in New York on Sept. 11. From there, he will send Biola students a message reflecting on the event, which will be played at the lament service.
Listen to words spoken by Biola’s former president, Clyde Cook, in a special chapel he quickly called the morning of September 11, 2001.
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