Andover Newton and Hebrew College remember Boston Marathon bombing victims with prayers and daffodils
Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College in Newton held an outdoor prayer service Tuesday for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The religious schools put together a basin of 150 daffodils for the service to remember those hurt by the bomb blasts on Monday, said Nick Carter, the president of Andover Newton.
Each flower represented a victim of the tragedy and participants in the service made a commitment to pray for them. The service was held at Andover Newton’s quadrangle.
“I think every community needs to grieve,” Carter said. Some of Andover Newton’s faculty and students participated in the marathon and Carter noted that his church, the Old South Church, is at the race’s finish line.
“It’s something that involves all of us,” Carter said.
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