LA’s Cathedral honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with tolling of bells

Today at 4:01 p.m. Pacific Time, cathedral's bells will toll 39 times to honor the number of years Dr. King lived on earth

28th August 1963: American civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King Jr (1929 – 1968) stands and holds his hand out as he addresses a large crowd gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington, Washington, DC. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, April 4, at 4:01 p.m. PT, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles will join in solidarity with churches and schools nationwide in remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by tolling the Cathedral’s bells 39 times to honor the number of years Dr. King lived on earth.

The bell-ringing pays homage to Dr. King’s legacy and his many contributions including the principle of non-violent resistance. The moment is also an opportunity for us to pause and reflect individually on what we are doing to build the culture of love, respect and peace to which the Gospel calls us and to also ask ourselves how we seek to help our brothers and sisters still suffering under the weight of racism.

Locally, the solemn ringing will begin at 4:01 p.m., the moment of Dr. King’s death.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    MLK was a God-fearing, Christian, classic liberal in the 1960’s. For all of those reasons he would be a conservative today. Democrats dishonor him and smear his memory and contributions by claiming him as a representative or forerunner of their current race-baiting, victim-identity ideology and their gender/class/race/LGBT political agendas.

    • Bob One says:

      Anon, as opposed to what? Are you suggesting that there is no racial bias in the US in terms of employment, educational opportunity, housing, etc.? Are you suggesting that there is no bias/discrimination base on gender in employment advancement? Are you suggesting that there is no discrimination against LGBT people? If you really believe that, you must live in a tiny bubble somewhere. Martin Luther King would not be a conservative today. Too many conservatives support institutional discrimination, plundering of the environment, regressive tax systems that punish the poor and middle class. Look around and see the reality of our division and hate that permeates the nation.

    • Anonymous says:

      Have you read about the FBI’s file on Martin Luther King, Jr? According to the FBI, he was a hypocrite and had a seedy secret life.

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