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Iftar at Holy Comforter
April 27 @ 7:00 pm
(Sponsored by Becoming Beloved Community)
Join us in breaking the fast!
Becoming Beloved Community at Holy Comforter is inviting you on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. to an Iftar, a breaking of the fast after sundown during Ramadan. We will gather with members from the American-Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA) for dinner and conversation to make new friends, and talk a bit about our different faiths and lives. Pictured here is the director of AFTA, Hakan Atasever, along with Fr. Jon Strand.
This is open to anyone in our community! Please sign up below and let us know how many to expect. We can host up to 75 from our parish or nearby parishes. Youth and children are invited to connect with other youth! We will also be welcoming our Afghan friends to the Iftar as well.
The dinner is being offered by ATFA in gratitude for our hosting the event. The dinner will include soup, rice, a couple of meat dishes, a vegetarian dish, and dessert. Our gathering will start at 7:00 p.m. with some conversation and then at sundown (7:58 p.m.) we will share a meal.
Sign up online!
Those attending can try fasting that day (if your doctor would approve) from sunup to sundown as a way to experience what it is like to fast during the month of Ramadan which is from April 2 to May 2 in the United States this year. Children younger than teenagers can trying fasting for half a day practice. It will make the food taste really good. When hungry, pray for those who are hungry or in need around the world or locally.
“Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours of Ramadan in a complete fast in which they abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. We are making peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, stay away from bad habits permanently to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings.”