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A roundup of interfaith 9/11 remembrance services

September 10, 2015 By Francesca Norsen Tate, Religion Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Fr. Joseph Hugo of St. Charles Borromeo and Assumption parishes reads from Scripture during last year’s September 11 Interfaith Service on the Promenade. Imam Abdallah Allam of Masjid Dawood provides the light. Other clergy pictured include the Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons of First Unitarian Church (left, in green), Monsignor James Root, rector of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral; and Dr. Ahmad Jaber (holding candle). Brooklyn Eagle Photo by Francesca N. Tate

The Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association holds its annual September 11 Commemoration service Thursday, Sept. 10, starting at 7:30 p.m.  This brief service has taken place every year since the terror attacks on that date in 2001. This year, the night Sept. 11 falls on Shabbat and the commemoration service is being held on Sept. 10 so that all may attend. In the event of rain, the service will be moved to Grace Church, on Hicks St., between Grace Court and Joralemon St. Scattered thunderstorms are being forecast through midnight, according to the Weather Channel, last checked at 1:45 p.m.

Separately from this event, Grace Church will also hold its annual Sept. 11 Requiem Eucharist on Friday at 7:30 a.m.

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Assumption Roman Catholic Church is also holding its annual 9-11 Mass of Remembrance for the firemen at the Engine Co. 205/Hook and Ladder 118 firehouse on Middagh Street. The church is an immediate neighbor to the firehouse, and the two share a close relationship.

All of the firefighters on duty at 205 and 118 on Sept. 11, 2001 lost their lives at the World Trade Center. As they helped rescue victims, the towers fell. Fr. Mychal Judge, a Franciscan priest who was administering last rites to the victims, was also killed when the towers fell.

The 10:45 a.m. Mass will honor Fr. Judge and the eight firefighters from Engine 205/Hook & Ladder 118: Captain Martin J. Egan, Lt. Robert Wallace, Lt. Robert Regan, Firefighter Vernon Cherry, FF Leon Smith, FF Joseph Agnello, FF Peter Vega and FF Scott Davidson.

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