Media coverage of Old South Church, the "Church of the Finish Line", on the weekend of the 118th Boston Marathon™. Included are the church's Marathon Scarf Project and our annual Blessing of the Athletes services. Blessing Of The Athletes Attracts Marathon Runners To Boston’s Old South ChurchCBS Boston (Video) Boston Marathon brings reflection, festivities, tight security WCVB (Video) Runners 'blessed' before marathonWCVB Boston (Photo Gallery) Marathon runners receive blessings at Old South...
On Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3000 people crowded Boylston Street in front of Old South Church for a Sports Illustrated cover shoot at the Marathon finish line. View Boston Strong: One Year Later (April 16, 2014). Scroll down to the GigaPan to view the photo in detail. There are lots of Marathon Scarves, especially in the foreground!
NPR's Tell Me More broadcast on April 15, 2014 features Marathon Scarf Project knitter Mary Thomas. She and her fellow Cast-Offs, Old South Church's knitting and crocheting friends from Hollis, NH, sent 350 scarves. The interview also features Danny Boy Bent, co-founder and organizer of One Run for Boston, whose athletes received many Marathon Scarves.
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, New England Cable News broadcast Old South Church's Remembrance and Hope gathering on the one year anniversary of the Marathon tragedies. Watch a clip of our first blessing of the 2014 athletes, and distribution of Marathon Scarves. Second clip
Read Unity of faith marks marathon anniversary (USA Today, April 13, 2014) by Senior Minister Rev. Nancy S. Taylor.
Watch Old South Knitters Wrap Marathon Runners In ‘Love And Courage’ (April 10, 2014), a CBS Boston report on Old South Church's Marathon Scarf Project.
New England Cable News reports on the memorial installation of our tattered blue and gold tower banners which overlooked the 2013 Marathon finish line. The banners bore witness to the ensuing tragedies and, behind FBI crime scene barriers, they hung for eight days at the mercy of wind and rain.
March 26, 2014 We offer up a prayer in the wake of this afternoon's fatal fire in our Back Bay neighborhood. O God, Gracious God, for Boston firefighters whose lives were lost today, hear our prayers. Welcome those who departed this life into your gentle embrace. For firefighters hospitalized, wounded and struggling with injuries, hear our prayers. Grant to them strength and healing. For grieving families and stunned colleagues, hear our prayers. ...
The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center calls for salam "peace" scarves. Old South Church member and film student William Wei promotes the Marathon Scarf Project, featuring Senior Minister Nancy Taylor and the Old South Knitters.
Courtesy of The Boston Courant (March 14, 2014)