Saturday, November 17, 2007

An Invitation from The Lithuanian-American Community

Photo of Stained Glass window by world-renowned Lithuanian artist Vytautas K. Jonynas taken before its removal from Our Lady of Vilnius Church. Current whereabouts of stained glass windows is unknown.

To all of our dear Our Lady of Vilnius Church Supporters:

Please join us this Sunday in a prayer vigil from 12:30 to 2:00PM
to celebrate Our Lady of Vilnius Feast Day, on the steps of the now-closed
Our Lady of Vilnius Church on 570 Broome Street.

This will coincide with the solemn annual vigil at the foot of Our Lady of Vilnius Shrine,at the Gates of Dawn, in the Lithuanian Capital.

One year ago we celebrated this Feast in the Our Lady of Vilnius parish hall. It was a wonderful, warm celebration, with approximately 200 parishioners, Lithuanian American Community members and children in attendance. Sadly, this year we have no choice but to bring the Feast and our public outcry at the closing of the Church to the streets.

We will first gather on Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets across from
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, at 10:30AM.

All are very welcome

Please feel free to bring your religious icons, rosary beads and Lithuanian flags.

Save Our Lady of Vilnius Church Committee
Lithuanian American Community, NY District
Ramute Zukas, President

Rain date will be Sunday November 25th, 2007

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