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EXPLORE ST. CYPRIAN'S
St. Cyprian's parish, perhaps to many in the community, felt like it was there and then it was gone. As you participate in this journey, imagine how it must feel to those who once knew St. Cyprian's to see it's stories lost to time, and how we may continue to honor it's legacy and people.
1. St. Luke's Episcopal Church
2. Original site of St. Cyprian's (across the street from the NC DPS Probation Department)
HISTORY THROUGH PHOTOS
Whether you are participating in this pilgrimage from your home or out in the world, we invite you to explore the history of St. Cyprian's through the sources below as you listen to it's story. Please click on a photo to learn more, or use the arrows to navigate.
This project shares only a piece of the many stories of St. Cyprian's. We urge you to use these resources to continue your learning.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
A PRAYER FOR ST. CYPRIAN'S
WRITTEN BY THE REV. LIZ TESTER
Most merciful God, we remember those who have gathered in your name throughout the ages. We give special thanks for those places of worship that are no longer present in this world, but were a part of your vision and mission in the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. Help us to remember sacred places like St. Cyprian’s in Lincolnton, that nurtured the spiritual lives of its members, especially our black brothers and sisters. While St. Cyprian’s the church no longer stands, those who continue to remember its history in Lincoln County and in the Diocese of Western North Carolina, affirm its sure foundation as a place of God’s sacred presence.