Saturday, November 15, 2014

National Cathedral Hosts Islamic Prayer Service; Did So to Reconcile Christian-Muslim Relations

The Washington National Cathedral hosted its first Muslim prayer service yesterday afternoon, in an effort to promote interfaith prayer and improved global relations between Muslims and Christians, the Christian Post website reports today (November 15, 2014).

The Muslim prayer service was briefly disrupted by a protester. "Jesus Christ died on that cross over there!" a woman said loudly at the beginning of the service. "He is the reason why we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our lord and savior!"

The protester was escorted out of the cathedral.

The Episcopal church set in Washington, D.C. altered its visitor tour schedule in order to host traditional Islamic Friday prayers called Jumu'ah. The service was led by South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, and held in the Cathedral's north transept -- an area considered mosque-like because of its arches and limited iconography.

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