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National Thanksgiving Service set for Fri, Jan 1, 2021

National Thanksgiving Service set for Fri, Jan 1, 2021

Virgin Islanders are being invited to a special Praise and Thanksgiving Service entitled, ‘A Time of Praise & Prayer,’ on January 1, 2021, when the territory breaks the new year.

Premier and Minister of Finance Honorable Andrew A. Fahie, in recognizing the day as a new beginning for the Government and people of the territory said the Virgin Islands cannot go anywhere without God.

“He has been and continues to be so good to us. I make no reservations about this. We are where we are because of His grace and goodness,” the Premier said.

Word of the event was first announced by Premier Fahie during his December 24, 2020, holiday message to the people of the territory.

The service is scheduled for Friday, January 1, 2021, at the Queen Elizabeth II Park from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Premier and Minister of Finance Honorable Andrew A. Fahie, in recognizing the day as a new beginning for the Government and people of the Territory said the VI cannot go anywhere without God.

Myriad of spiritual activities


The Premier in his Christmas message said, “This time for God is important and will be focused on offering up waves upon waves of thanksgiving and praise. We are going to celebrate God’s goodness and seal our faith and future in Him, from whom all blessings flow.”

According to a release from the government information service (GIS), A Aime of Praise and Prayer is based on the scripture of Chronicles and activities planned will include prayer and praise for thanksgiving, continued protection, praise and triumph, and prosperity.

The Praise and Thanksgiving Service is an initiative of the Government of the Virgin Islands, started by the Fahie administration in 2019.

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