On Wednesday, April 4, at 4:01 p.m.rnPT, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles will joinrnin solidarity with churches and schools nationwide in remembering the Rev. Dr.rnMartin Luther King Jr., by tolling the Cathedral’s bells 39 times to honor thernnumber of years Dr. King lived on earth.

The bell-ringing pays homage to Dr.rnKing’s legacy and his many contributions including the principle of non-violentrnresistance. The moment is also an opportunity for us to pause and reflectrnindividually on what we are doing to build the culture of love, respect andrnpeace to which the Gospel calls us and to also ask ourselves how we seek tornhelp our brothers and sisters still suffering under the weight of racism.

Aprilrn4th marks 50 years since the Rev. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis,rnTennessee. The bells in honor of his life will initially ring first at thernNational Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, and The King Center, located inrnAtlanta, at 6:01pm (CDT). Bells will then chime in the City of Memphis at 6:03rnp.m. (CDT), and then nationally at 6:05 p.m. (CDT), and internationally at 6:07rnp.m. (CDT).  Locally, the solemn ringingrnwill begin at 4:01 p.m., the moment of Dr. King’s death.