Danbury community to pray for peace in Ukraine at upcoming vigil

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People tear up during the rally for Ukraine outside City Hall in Greenwich, Connecticut on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. More than 200 people came to Greenwich City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to rally support for Ukraine and urge quick action to stop the fighting after the Russian attack began last week. In Danbury, an interfaith peace vigil for Ukraine and the world will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at First Congregational Church on Deer Hill Avenue.

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DANBURY — As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, the local community plans to come together in solidarity to pray for peace.

An interfaith peace vigil for Ukraine and the world will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church on Deer Hill Avenue. The church and the Association of Faith Communities are co-sponsoring the vigil.

“Many of us have wished to help in some way the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia, who are also watching the wheels of war churning their way through the lives of innocent people,” the Reverend said. Pat Kriss, pastor of the First Congregational Church wrote on the church’s website.


The peace vigil will include prayers from several religious leaders in the Danbury area. Music will be provided by Jim Moriarty, music director of the First Congregational Church of Danbury. Clergy and laity of all faiths are welcome.

This in-person event will also be streamed live on the church’s Facebook page.

“We urge the people of Danbury to unite their prayers and songs for peace with the rest of the world,” said Rabbi Ari Rosenberg, executive director of the Religious Communities Association.

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