A Holocaust Remembrance Service (1/27/23)


Friday, January 27th, 2023


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1116 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19426

On January 27, 1945, the concentration camp and crematoria at Auschwitz were liberated by the Red Army as World War II neared its end. This event brought to worldwide attention the horrific scale of atrocities committed by the Nazi Party against the Jews and others. In recent years, January 27 has since been observed as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We will mark this somber day with a sung evening service (like Evensong), including prayers for our Jewish brothers and sisters who died in World War II, for world peace, and for concord among people of all religious faiths. As anti-Semitism again rises in this country and in Europe, we will acknowledge that long-standing Christian anti-Judaism played into the Nazi genocide and that many Christians were complicit in the atrocities of anti-Semitism in World War II. We will pray for God’s forgiveness in a spirit of repentance, admitting our own tendency to turn a blind eye to injustice among us.