Religion

Cantor who just released debut album sings at MSG women’s basketball event

Cantor Shira Lissek, a third-generation chazzan who served for many years as Congregation Mount Sinai’s cantor, had the chance to sing the time-honored patriotic song “God Bless America” at her first WNBA game with the women’s team, New York Liberty, at Madison Square Garden last week. … Full Article

Children of Abraham Walk called action of peace & friendship

People of the three Abrahamic faith traditions on Sunday observed the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks by walking together in solidarity. … Full Article

First Presbyterian Church welcomes Attorney General Loretta Lynch

First Presbyterian Church welcomed back a special guest this past weekend.  U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who began attending the church just after Sept. 11, 2001, returned on Sunday to offer remarks as part of the church’s Sept. 11 remembrance service. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights remembers 9/11 at Promenade prayer service

Death descended from the sky that day. New Yorkers will never forget. On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center, murdering nearly 3,000 innocent people. … Full Article

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

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