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Corpus Christi interdenominational Thanksgiving service began in 1930s – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2021-11-25 08:01:06 –

Thanksgiving is all about tradition. The two Corpus Christi congregations continue to celebrate the tradition of unity and understanding for more than 80 years.

In 1934, Temple Bethel, Rabbis Sydney Wolf, and Rev. William C. Manz, the leader of the Church of the Good Shepherd, agreed to perform a joint Thanksgiving service. As explained in the 1935 Caller-Times article, the pair “wanted to better understand the people of this community and provide work in progress.[e] In response to the “Godless aggression” that was taking place in Germany at the time, Mundo brought Wolf’s ideas.

Pastor William C. Manz (left) and Rabbi Sydney Wolf of Temple Bethel, the pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd. The two clergy began in 1934 with a combination of sectarian Thanksgiving, and the tradition continues today. Right: An article on November 27, 1936, Corpus Christi Times details Time magazine's article on Thanksgiving services.

The first service took place in the Anglican Church, the Church of the Good Shepherd. In a 1970 interview, Mundo recalled that while the wolf was reading from the Old Testament, he first planned to read from the New Testament. But the wolves suggested they do the opposite.

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They also encouraged the worshipers to find friends from other groups and sit with them. This practice became a tradition, along with the lighting of the candlesticks of the seven branched main branches, where Wolf recited the text first in Hebrew and then in English.

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