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Article | August 13, 2021

Remembering Jim Hormel

Blog|The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Philanthropist, LGBT activist, diplomat and valued former member of our Board of Trustees James Catherwood Hormel died today, August 13, 2021.  Jim served as the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg from 1999 to 2001, and as the first openly gay man to represent the United States as an ambassador. Grace Cathedral honors Jim Hormel’s legacy and strives to uphold the values he represented. May Jim’s memory and lasting legacy be a comfort to his husband, Michael and his children.

Prayer for Jim Hormel (1/1/1933 – 8/13/2021)

O God you give us life to cherish and enjoy. You also make us capable of costly service and commitment to justice. You raise up prophets who teach us to expand the circles of our care and love.

We thank you for our brother James, for his deep commitment to the truth that all people are your children. We bless you for his gentle nature, his abiding wisdom, his thoughtfulness and his kind laughter. May we be worthy of his high hopes for us.

We pray this in the name of the one who laid down his life so that all people might be free, your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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