In the wake of the Easter terrorist attack on churches in Sri Lanka, communities in Toronto and beyond are organizing events of support and prayer. We will post more details as they become known. If you’d like to see your event listed here, send the details to email@example.com.
Our Lady of Lourdes
Christians, Jews and Muslims will join in a Ring of Peace and Solidarity Vigil on Thursday, April 25 at Our Lady of Lourdes, 520 Sherbourne St. City Shul, the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre, Masjid Toronto and St. Anne, Toronto will stand together in continuing friendship and solidarity, joined by people of other faiths and people who do not belong to any faith tradition. The Ring of Peace is from 5:30-6:30 p.m., after which all are invited into the church for a solidarity vigil. Bishop Andrew Asbil will address the combined communities on behalf of the diocese. All are welcome to attend.
This will be a quiet show of support with no political agenda, so any signs brought and displayed should reflect that sentiment.
St. Margaret Tamil Congregation
All are invited to join St. Margaret Tamil Congregation for a service of Reflection and Prayer for Sri Lanka. It will take place at St. Margaret Tamil Anglican Church, located at 4130 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, on April 26 at 7.30 p.m. All are most welcome to support the community with their presence. This will be a meaningful time of reflection and fervent prayer, with the theme “Our Times and Epochs” – Daniel 2:21.
Our Lady of Good Health Tamil Parish
All are welcome to join a Solidarity Mass with Cardinal Collins on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a Ring of Peace on Sunday, April 28 at 3:45 p.m. The Tamil Mass begins at 4:30 p.m. Our Lady of Good Health is located at 131 Birchmount Rd., Toronto.
The Ring of Peace will be a quiet show of support with no political agenda, so any signs brought and displayed should reflect that sentiment.
St. Paul, L’Amoreaux
On Saturday, April 27 from 5-8 p.m., there will be a special service by all Christian Tamil churches of Toronto at St. Paul, L’Amoreaux, 3333 Finch Ave. E., Toronto. It will include special prayers, songs and tributes to commemorate the victims who were affected by the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. All are welcome to come together to show solidarity and remembrance to Sri Lanka.
Primate issues call to prayer
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has issued a call to prayer for those affected by the bombings.