Tag: church on the hill

  • Homeless Memorial Service 2017

    Homeless Memorial Service 2017

    The pews at Church on the Hill were filled with friends, advocates, and members of the homeless community on Thursday to pay tribute to over 100 people who died this past year. The interfaith service marked the 28th anniversary of the National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, though the Boston community has seen a similar event […]

  • “We Wait for the Light”: Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service 2016

    “We Wait for the Light”: Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service 2016

    Diamond O’Connell spent 15 years without a home, but in the time she spent homeless, she gained a family. The other people she met living on the Boston streets became her brothers and sisters, a family she would never stop supporting, even as some of their names were read aloud Wednesday at the 27th Annual […]

  • 125 Names: Homeless Memorial Day in Boston

    125 Names: Homeless Memorial Day in Boston

    All photos: Alena Kuzub A flute solos while a list of names is read from a  podium, a candle lit for each one, covering the small altar of Church on the Hill in light. The same names can be found on the packaged blankets piled beneath the altar and lined up along the pews. Names […]