Interfaith Prayer Service Conducted In Toronto

October 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Jewish Tribune

About 100 people from synagogues, mosques and churches gathered last week at the Church of the Transfiguration for an historic service of Evensong (the traditional Anglican late-afternoon/evening service), sponsored by the Neighbourhood Interfaith Group. The Reverend Canon Michael Burgess, incumbent, officiated at the service; Imam Dr. Abdul Hai Patel delivered a sermon; Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl of Beth Tzedec congregation recited a prayer, and Archbishop Terence E. Finlay, former Bishop of Toronto, gave the blessing.

“If we are to leave a legacy of love and harmony for our coming generations, then we must overcome our differences whatever they may be for working as a family of Abraham, to enhance and promote the word of God in His Kingdom, for our success in this World and in the Hereafter,” declared Dr. Patel, immediate past coordinator of the Canadian Council of Imams and president of Ontario Multi Faith Council of Imams.