Most Reverend Herbert A. Bevard, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands has written the following letter to his parishioners.
The High Holy Days and Fall Festivals 2020/5781 are planned using virtual, streamed services.
The final weekend of the virtual event was scheduled for Aug. 29-30. People may still see the program if they see the instructions at the end of this news release.
Eid al Fitr is coming soon; this is a holiday that Muslims celebrate at the ending of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Eid al Fitr will begin the evening of Saturday, May 23.
For the past two weeks, Muslims around the world have been fasting for the month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam.
Sussman’s donation will be used to offset operating costs and ensure continuity of services as the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas continues to rebuild and strengthen its faith community.
All Virgin Islands Moravian Churches are suspending all activities, including Sunday morning worship, baptisms and confirmation classes for all Moravian Churches in the U.S. Virgin Islands effective Thursday, March 19, until further notice.
Celvin G. Walwyn, deputy commissioner of the VIPD and David A. Cannonier, deputy chief of police, worshipped with the congregation at a morning service at the Nisky Moravian Church on Sunday, July 28.
The ceremony was held at the St. Thomas Reformed Church, where MBW founder Scott Bradley created the non-profit 12 years ago.
The faith community can serve as a critical link between police and the citizens they protect and serve.