Originally published at Orange County Catholic

Christ Cathedral’s bells in the Crean Tower tolled on Saturday, Sept. 11, as the Diocese of Orange honored and remembered all who lost their lives or were injured in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

The bells rang four times (in Pacific Standard Time, not East Coast time) to mark the events of that historic day: at 8:46 a.m. (World Trade Center North Tower), 9:30 a.m. (World Trade Center South Tower), 9:37 a.m. (Pentagon), and 10:03 a.m. (Som­erset County).

A patriotic tribute followed.

Fr. Christopher Smith, rector of Christ Cathedral, asked that all who heard the bells take a moment of silence and offer a prayer of remembrance.