Tom Ryan, Vice Chair Eastham 400 Commemorative Committee, “Observing the 400th Anniversary of the First Encounter”
How can a commemoration serve to address today’s important questions? The Eastham 400 Commemorative Committee has been focusing on re-membering our area’s origin story of the violent musket and arrow First Encounter of December 8, 1620 to release competing narratives and pervasive themes. Why do this hard work of lamentation and reconciliation? What in these stories can prepare us to face future challenges as individuals and as a community? Learn about and participate in this project on Sunday, May 19 at Chapel in the Pines.
Tom Ryan lives in Eastham and serves as the consultant on liturgy, architecture and liturgical art for the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans. He has served as the Director of the Center for Pastoral Liturgy at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC, coordinator of Liturgical Architecture for the Archdiocese of Boston, and liturgist for the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. Tom is internationally known for his writings, including The Sacristy Manual – the definitive guide for all English-speaking and Spanish-speaking countries, and The St. Andrew’s Bible Missal. He is on the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Council of Churches, and Coordinator of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission.