President hosts thanksgiving service in observance of St. John’s Day

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, June 24, 2018

As part of St. John’s Day observance, President David Granger this morning hosted members of the St. John’s Association of Guyana at the Baridi Benab – State House, where a thanksgiving service was held.

Father Malcolm Rodrigues officiated the service which featured singing of hymns, reflection on the life of St. John the Baptist and recital of special prayers.

St. John’s Day marks the birth anniversary of St. John the Baptist, who is seen as a major religious figure who led the movement for Baptism near the Jordan River.

President Granger in his message on the occasion called on citizens, communities, corporations and local democratic organs to support the invaluable work of the St. John’s Association of Guyana.

He recognised the organisation for the over 85 years of selfless service to the people of Guyana.

“The Association’s sustained work in providing ambulatory, disaster response, emergency, first-aid medical care and public health education, training and services have been commendable,” the President said.

In September 2016, the President accepted an invitation to become the patron of the Association.

The Guyana Chapter was established in 1933 and has trained thousands in a number of areas including first aid and disaster preparedness.

Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes and other officials were in attendance.

By: Stacy Carmichael.

Images: Jules Gibson.