Clifton’s St. Peter’s Episcopal Church joins fasting during Ramadan


Clifton’s St. Peter’s Episcopal Church joins fasting during Ramadan

The members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church have taken on a one-day solidarity fast with the Muslim community who are celebrating the month of Ramadan.

Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan with a 30-day fast. Muslims believe that the Qur’an, the Word of God for Muslims, was revealed by God to the prophet Mohammed during the month of Ramadan. The revelation began during the final days of Ramadan which are considered the most sacred period of the month.

The members of St. Peter’s Church were told about the manner of the Muslim fast: they rise early in the morning before sunrise for a meal and then they do not eat or drink from sunrise until sunset.

The fast is broken at sunset with a festive meal called an Iftar. Muslims also engage in additional works of charity, spend more time in prayer and read the entire Qur’an during the month.

The Episcopal Church requires its members to fast on Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent, and on Good Friday, the day they celebrate the death of Jesus. That fast can take one of two forms — no food or drink is taken from early morning until 3 p.m. the traditional hour of the death of Jesus Christ. The fast is then broken with a simple meal in the late afternoon or evening. The second option is to take two very small meals and a larger meal and no eating or drinking between meals.

The members of the church are invited to observe either a fast in either the Muslim or Christian tradition during Ramadan. more: http://www.northjersey.com/community/announcements/164847046_Clifton_s_St__Peter_s_Episcopal_Church_joins_fasting_during_Ramadan.html

  • Mbarka

    Thank you very much ! The muslim community really appreciate this ! Peace and fraternity.

    Mbarka from France :-)

  • Praise God! We are all ONE Humanity with ONE God and many ways to worship. May Allah be please with the congregation of St. Peter’s

  • Adnan

    What a lovely message…
    Thanks a lot to all ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church members
    We are all follow the same God
    We need like this messages to be closer
    Thanks again from Saudi Arabia

  • MATT OF MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

    beautiful
    this is what the bad people in the world are afraid of the most…
    THE GOOD PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER…
    THINK GLOBAL & ACT LOCAL…
    LETS SEE MORE OF SUCH SIGNS & ACTS IN MOSQUE NOTICE BOARDS & YARD SIGNS AS WELL AS OTHER CHURCHES & COMMUNITY CENTRES FOR EACH OTHERS SPECIAL HOLY-DAYS…

  • Hebah

    Thank you so much dear Christian brothers and sisters! It was very sweet of you to do this, for we are very thankful. God bless you!! :)

  • Bent Aliraq

    Thank you very much. May Allah bless you and your families. Best regadrds to all.
    Dina-Baghdad/ Iraq

  • Kendall Sp

    This is so beautiful and inspiring. We are all human, and should all have tolerance for each other’s differences and live together in peace. I have always been amazed by the Episcopalian faith. Bless you all!