Religion

BP Adams calls for Brooklyn Day of Prayer

As the National Day of Prayer and Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) fall on the same date this year, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has proclaimed today, May 5, as the Brooklyn Day of Prayer. … Full Article
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Holocaust survivors, students collaborate For ‘The Wisdom of Storytellers’

The best way to preserve one’s history and legacy is to teach it to youngsters. Holocaust survivors in Brooklyn have been doing just that in an intergenerational collaborative setting called Witness Theater. … Full Article

Bishop and author Joseph Walker brings ‘RESET’ ministry to Brooklyn

Bishop Joseph Warren Walker III, senior pastor of one of the largest African-American mega-churches in the country as well as a prolific author and civic leader, believes that everyone has the capacity to let go of old, detrimental habits and “reset” by establishing new ones. … Full Article

Moshiach meal symbolizes redemption and joy anticipating Moshiach’s arrival

Jews around the world are familiar with the custom of a child (or children) asking the Four Questions during seders on the first night of Passover. … Full Article

Maronite Catholics to honor mothers at fundraiser

Mother’s Day will come early for two women who have devoted their lives to their families and to their church as they will be the guests of honor at the Seventh Annual Benefit Dinner for the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn on May 3. … Full Article

A Passover visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park

A family of Orthodox Jews wearing their spring finest visited the beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday. The eight-day festival of Passover, which celebrates the Israelites freedom from slavery in Egypt, ends on Saturday.  … Full Article

Pastor helps couple renew wedding vows 60 years later

When Claire and Bob Palmer were married in Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Bay Ridge in 1956, one of the altar boys at the Mass was named Kevin, who Claire babysat when he was little. She requested that Kevin be at her wedding service. … Full Article

Grace Chorale set to perform Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts

The Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will return to St. Ann & the Holy Trinity next weekend, April 29-May 1, to present jazz legend Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts, a rarely performed but highly regarded set of improvisational music. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Church appoints new pastor

First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn has called the Rev. Adriene Thorne as its new pastor. The announcement was made this week and is the culmination of a thorough discernment process by the church’s Pastor Nominating Committee. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights’ Plymouth Church appoints senior minister

Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights has elected and called the Rev. Dr. Brett Younger as the 11th settled senior minister in the landmark church's 169-year history. … Full Article

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