Cantor Thom King from Beth El Congregation will join faith leaders from around the State of Maryland for the 31st annual New Year’s Eve interfaith prayer service at St. Ignatius church in Mount Vernon.
Cantor Thom King will join Archbishop William E. Lori, along with other leaders from the faith based community. Several local politicians and dignitaries are also expected to attend.
More than 600 people from Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist faiths are expected to take part in the service. Participants will gather to celebrate the diverse religions that make up Baltimore, while offering prayers for the community and giving thanks for the blessings of the previous year.
“Last year’s interfaith event took place in a time of relative calm and cooperation between the Jewish people and our neighbors,” said Cantor Thom King. “This year, as we are confronted with open and increased anti- Semitism, I feel that it is more important than ever to proudly participate as Jews in an evening of fellowship and sharing in traditions. I pray that the year 2024 will bring renewed cooperation, peace, and friendship between people of all faiths.”
The prayer service begins on December 31, at 8:30 p.m. and is preceded by a musical prelude at 8:00 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
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