Peace Light

Peace Light from Bethlehem was brought to Assumption Church in Perth Amboy, NJ on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 by the “Plastuny” and “Sumivtsi” (Ukrainian Scouts). After the Liturgy a short explanation about the history of the flame was given by Plastunka Larissa Wowk. In her presentation she mentioned that the flame was lit earlier this month from oil lamps in Bethlehem at the Grotto of the Nativity, the place where tradition holds that Jesus was born and where oil lamps are said to have been kept burning continuously for over 1,000 years. We are asking all parishioners and guests to come over to our church and bring with them fuel or candle lanterns, so you can safely take the Light to your homes. Our sincere thanks to Larissa and Andy Wowk and Roman Wernyj for their initiative.