Canon Chas Cheatham leads the congregation and the Episcopal Chorale in “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” sometimes called the Black national anthem.
Bishop John Harvey Taylor of the Diocese of Los Angeles delivers opening remarks.
Deacon Guy Leemhuis, Bishop John Harvey Taylor and the Rev. Lester Mackenzie join the congregation in song.
Members of the Episcopal Chorale perform during the Evensong.
Deacon Dominique Piper and Deacon Margaret McCauley lead a libation ceremony adapted from an ancient African custom.
Dominique Piper pours out water as Margaret McCauley reads prayers during a libation ceremony.
Ugandan praise dancers from St. Mark’s Church, Van Nuys, perform at the Juneteenth Evensong at St. John’s Cathedral.
Deacon Dominique Piper reads prayers as Deacon Guy Leemhuis, Bishop John Harvey Taylor and the Rev. Lester Mackenzie join the congregation in responses.
Deacon Jamesetta Hammons displays quilts she created to honor Black history and in the United States.
Deacon Stacey Forte Dupré helps Deacon Jamie Hammons display Hammons’ quilt honoring Black history.
The Episcopal Chorale, directed by founder Canon Charles “Chas” Cheatham, performs the closing anthem, “What a Fellowship.”
Canon Chas Cheatham, center, presents a Father’s Day gift to Bishop John Harvey Taylor.
Bishop John Harvey Taylor joins the Episcopal Chorale and Canon Chas Cheatham in song.
The Episcopal Chorale, a renowned gospel choir, poses with conductor Canon Charles “Chas” Cheatham (front right).