Prayer from Around the World
The Prayer from Around the World series was created to provide a forum in which members of the Notre Dame community can learn about different religious traditions. Each year, Campus Ministry co-sponsors this series to provide deeper insights into Muslim prayer, Byzantine Catholic Akathist, Hindu prayer, Jewish prayer and Zen meditation.
We annually celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. According to Islamic belief, Eid al-Adha serves as a reminder of when Ibrahim (Abraham) was willing to sacrifice his son to God. Eid Al-Adha is the holiest of two Muslim holidays celebrated annually, marking the yearly Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest place in Islam.
A celebration of the Hindu New Year, Diwali is an evening of prayer, Indian food, Bollywood music and dance. It is held annually in November.
The Muslim Students Association annually invites students to visit and experience the local mosque. Participants join a Friday sermon and prayer, discuss the role of a mosque and observe quiet reflection time.
In honor of Passover, an eight day traditional Jewish celebration of the Israelites liberation from slavery in Egypt, all are invited to a traditional Seder dinner and an opportunity to learn more about the Passover celebration.