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This year’s National Independence Service to celebrate the country’s 43rd anniversary as an independent nation, will be held at the Spanish Town Cathedral in St. Catherine on Sunday, July 31 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The service will be held under the theme: ‘Forever united.a strong nation’.
Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, who will head the list of dignitaries to attend the ceremony, will read the first lesson.
Member of Parliament, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who will represent Opposition Leader Bruce Golding, will read the second lesson, and Minister of Education, Youth and Culture, Maxine Henry Wilson will bring greetings.
The welcome will be extended by The Very Reverend Canon George E. Thomas, Rector of the Spanish Town Cathedral, while newly ordained Bishop of Kingston, The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Thompson will deliver the sermon.
In addition, President of the Jamaica Association of Full Gospel Churches, Dr. Delford Davis will offer the Prayer of Thanksgiving; Evangelist Dr. Patricia Holness of the Jamaica Pentecostal Union Apostolic will offer the Prayer of Petition; and President of the Jamaica Association of Evangelicals, Reverend Peter Garth will offer the Prayer of Commitment.
Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2005, Sashane McDonald will recite the National Pledge, while finalist in the 2005 National Gospel Competition, Orale Johnson will do a solo, ‘Lord teach me how to love’.