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Traveling and Thinking out Loud with the People's Pastor Saturday, February 18, 2023

Ecumenical Prayer Service For Peace

I attended the Prayer Service For Peace at Cathedral Of Saint Patrick Saturday, February 18, 2023. Hosted by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and His Grace, Metropolitan Borys Gudziak, Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia . The huge Cathedral was filled to capacity.

After Cardinal Dolan made welcoming remarks, four pages of prayers commenced with the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York singing Lord have mercy three times. The solemnity of the ceremony was enhanced by the presence of four Ukrainian soldiers from the battlefield. Their presence brought the horrors war closer to home How young they looked! It is true in every war. Old men talk war and send their young men and women off to die in wars while they are safe, comfortable even enjoying the luxury their countries, mouthing the glory of the battlefield.

Let us all join together and pray for Peace! And let us add to our prayers a commitment to work for Peace! Iet us demand: A Ceasefire: Negotiations: Peace ( with an agreement mutually beneficial) Care for human need!

Save The Planet! Save The People!


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