Less than a week after the deadly bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, Vermonters are remembering the lives lost.
Bishop Thomas Ely of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont held a prayer service in Burlington Friday.
Ely is a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence made up of more than 80 Episcopal bishops across the country.
The group works to address what it calls the “epidemic of gun violence”.
Ely calls the bombings another expression of violence in an all too violent world.
“I think its important that we are constantly being reminded of the kind of violence thats present in our world and in my prayers today we remembered those who were celebrating an anniversary of the loss of a loved one, often times that’s going on very quietly in their own lives, not on the television, not on the internet but more quietly,” he said.
Services like this one today happen every Friday and are streamed live on Facebook.