Lonnie Norman, a mayor from Tennessee, United States. 

Dr. Durdana Rizvi, a physician from Pakistan.

Antonio Bolívar, an actor from Columbia. 

Bernard and Evelyn Seckler, a couple from the United States, who died just a few days apart. 

Israel Tollentino, a firefighter from New Jersey, United States.

‘Nanī’ Nabi, a grandmother from Kashmir

Rocio Choque, a soup kitchen volunteer from Argentina.

Michelle Hayes, a Registered Nurse from West Virginia, United States. 

Sen. Heherson Alvarez, Philippines. 

And all others, known to you and the people who love them.

God, who is life and breath, we call out to you the names of those who have died from COVID, just a few of the million people lost to the pandemic, worldwide.  Each one a beloved friend and family member, each absence felt.  Each one cast their light into the world, and their passing leaves us all dimmer.  To you, we commend their lives, and our tears, as we are overwhelmed by sorrow.  Amen. 

Mary Austin is the pastor of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, a multi-cultural church in the Washington, DC area.

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