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Two Churches Celebrate 25 Years of Merged Service

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Rochester: Two Churches Celebrate 25 Years of Merged Service
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A celebration was held on Saturday to commemorate the merger of two churches 25 years ago.

The oldest church in Rochester, the downtown St. Lukes Parish, came together with the historically African American Episcopal church of St. Simon a quarter century ago to form Two Saints.

The two places of worship aimed to hold true to each religion's traditions while still becoming unified.

"For two communities to have a lived experience of engaging in ministry and mission in the City of Rochester for 25 years, and having an opportunity to celebrate this is just incredibly inspiring," said Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Rochester Prince Singh.

A celebratory church service will be held at St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene on Sunday at 10 a.m. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP