Remembering those whose forgotten lives sadly ended on the streets where they lived, Pasadena’s All Saint Church held a memorial service in their honor Tuesday evening. It was the third such memorial service presented by the church.
Referring to her “homeless brothers and sisters,” Reverend Zelda Kennedy led a service which included readings from the Bible and the Qur’an, as well as poetry written by participants in the church’s Women’s Room writing group. Members of the Street Symphony Chamber Singers also performed.
More than fifteen names of Pasadena’s homeless deceased were read aloud in the memorial service by Mark Bradshaw and Sofia Herrera of the Office of Urban Initiatives, and James Cowan.
Following the service, members of the congregation, including many members of the homeless community, were treated to a full holiday dinner.