Religion

Borough President Adams will host 2nd Annual 9/11 Remembrance Service

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced on Thursday that he will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Service for Brooklyn this coming Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. at Borough Hall. … Full Article

Twelve college students excelling under adversity win scholarships

Twelve college students, including a Brooklyn resident, were awarded scholarships at a recent breakfast that the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) sponsored. … Full Article

St. Athanasius Church makes anniversary extra sweet for visiting Nigerian priest

The people of St. Athanasius Church on Sunday feted a beloved Nigerian priest on the 20th anniversary of his ordination. … Full Article

Christ Church will host Evensong in Parish Hall

The parishioners of Christ Church-Cobble Hill understand the meaning of perseverance through tragedy. And they will mark that tenacity this Sunday when they gather for a deanery-wide Evensong commemorating the Feast of St. … Full Article

Plymouth Church bids godspeed to beloved assistant minister

Plymouth Church bid farewell last Sunday to the Rev. Dr. Jane Huber, who has served this faith community as Interim Assistant Minister for the past three years. … Full Article

Catholic Charities moves forward with plans to demolish Our Lady of Loreto Church

The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that welcomes people to Our Lady of Loreto Roman Catholic Church in Ocean Hill bears a plaque reading “Semper Vivus.” The Latin phrase is translated as “Ever Alive.” However, the impending fate of this long-shuttered church bui … Full Article

Interfaith program blends scripture, study, art to commemorate tragedy

The Jewish and Christian tradition each have commemorations that acknowledge loss and tragedy, such as the upcoming Tisha B’Av, which is the most sorrowful day of the Jewish calendar. One way that mourners have found to express sorrow is through art. … Full Article

Daughter of prominent civil rights pastor says the church must re-commit to social gospel

The institutional church, which has largely embraced the prosperity gospels, must return to its original social justice commitment, says Jennifer Jones Austin. … Full Article

New cantorial album invokes an opening of hearts to wisdom

Cantor Shira Lissek, a widely-acclaimed young chazzan who served at Congregation Mount Sinai for several years, has released her debut cantorial liturgical album, P’tach Libi (Open My Heart).  … Full Article

Plymouth Church Hymn Sings celebrate neighborhood’s rich musical heritage

Hymn lovers are invited to raise their voices in song at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday nights in August. … Full Article

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