Religion

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

Faith In Brooklyn for April 14

Two Congregations in Transition: Grace Church Bids Godspeed to the Rev. Stephen Muncie Energetic Rector Retires After 34 Years in Ordained Ministry; Led Grace Through $5 Million Renovation, Making National News … Full Article

Parishioners restore St. Finbar Church to former glory

When the Rev. Michael Louis Gelfant arrived at St. Finbar Catholic Church in June of 2010 to take his new job as the church’s administrator, he was struck by the number of parishioners who came up to him with the same impassioned plea. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for March 31

The Heritage Ensemble Returns In Concert to Congregation Mt. Sinai Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble marries a variety of musical cultures. … Full Article

Chanticleer returns to Brooklyn Oratory for concert extolling mysteries of the moon

The acclaimed group Chanticleer will return to the Brooklyn Oratory next week, and it is bringing with it the moon. … Full Article

Cardinal Dolan participates in 21st annual Good Friday Procession in Brooklyn

Thousands turned out for the 21st annual Good Friday Procession across the Brooklyn Bridge on March 25. The Roman Catholic movement Communion and Liberation sponsors this annual international event that has, since 1996, included the Diocese of Brooklyn. … Full Article

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