Historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, located on the corner of Church & Pearl Street in the heart of Buffalo, will offer an interfaith experience with Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein of Temple Shir Shalom on Sunday, December 2nd at the 10:15 am service. December 2nd is the First Sunday of Advent, which is the time of preparation and hopeful anticipation to make our hearts and lives ready for the anniversary of Christ’s birth. Coincidentally, that evening marks the first night of Hanukkah, as well. To honor that unique reality, Rabbi Alex will bless the first candle of the menorah as St. Paul’s lights their first candle of the Advent Wreath. For the Children’s Message that day, Rabbi Alex will bless the children in Hebrew. All are welcome to come an enjoy this unique interfaith opportunity!
St. Paul’s strives to be not only the Cathedral for The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York but for all who work, live and play in Buffalo and the region. The Cathedral offers a safe, secure and non-judgmental setting for non-profit groups, civic and social organizations and others looking for a venue where important issues confronting the region and nation can be discussed, analyzed and acted upon. The building at the corner of Church and Pearl in downtown Buffalo was designed by Richard Upjohn and was considered Buffalo’s first national architectural landmark in 1851. It is classified as a National Historic Landmark. St. Paul’s is now the permanent site for “Homeless Jesus,” a sculpture installed in 2015 that attracts area residents as well as visitors from across the nation