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St. John’s holds Passover Seder in effort to help parishioners better understand Jewish traditions

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MASSENA - Last week St. John’s Episcopal Church held a Passover Seder.

Celebrating the Seder is important to us because it helps us understand the Jewish traditions, church officials said. It reminds us of our Jewish heritage and that we share the same Hebrew scriptures of the Bible with the Jewish faith. It retells and reinforces the story of the bondage of the Israelites and their exodus to freedom from ancient Egypt.

The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast performed by a community of people that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The Seder meal consists of telling the story of liberation, drinking four cups of wine, eating matzo, and partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder plate. This Seder was an educational experience held outside of the days of Passover since we are not Jewish.

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