AnAbbey Chanu­cah

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

CHANU­CAH CAN­DLES are due to be lit at West­min­ster Abbey in what some are sug­gest­ing may be the first time in its 1,000-year his­tory.

A joint Ad­vent/Chanu­cah cel­e­bra­tion is to be held on Sun­day week at the church where the coun­try’s sov­er­eigns are crowned.

“It is hugely his­toric,” said David Gif­ford, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Coun­cil of Chris­tians and Jews.

“West­min­ster Abbey is a Royal Pe­cu­liar, which means it does not have a bishop and is an­swer­able to the Crown. This makes the oc­ca­sion more sig­nif­i­cant, es­pe­cially as the Queen is pa­tron of CCJ.”

Can­dles will be lit for Ad­vent and for Chanu­cah. Since the cer­e­mony falls two days be­fore the ac­tual start of Chanu­cah, the tra­di­tional bless­ings for the light­ing of the meno­rah will not be re­cited.

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