Incarnation has historic and current links with Trinity Church Boston, the great edifice seen in the background of some of the bombing video. The Rev. Phillips Brooks, the famous rector of Trinity often visited Incarnation, where his brother Arthur was rector in the late 19th century. In our church, we have a huge statue of Phillips, and the memorial to Arthur was designed by H.H. Richardson, the architect of Trinity Church; the stone in the memorial even looks like the exterior of Trinity.
In recent times, two members of Trinity regularly visit Incarnation as they have a pied-a-terre nearby; they were in church last Sunday. A third member of Trinity is active on the Board of Incarnation Center. And a fourth member wrote me only yesterday to get information on some of our programs.
All seven Marathon runners from the parish are safe. Our prayers and thought go out to members of Trinity and all citizens of Boston. –J. Douglas Ousley