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Long Island teachers worship at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

  • Teachers in Long Island came together to worship at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church on Long Island where they were recognized for the outstanding work they do by Anglican priest, Father Chester Burton. FATHER CHESTER BURTON

Published: Oct 10, 2013

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Teachers on Long Island came together to worship at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church on Long Island recently for the church’s Fifth Sunday Family Eucharistic Celebration.

During the service preached by Fr. Chester Burton, the educators were told that they were like the angel Michael, fighting against the dragon. He told them and the parishioners that daily God sends teachers to grapple and battle with ignorance that can only be conquered through education.

He reminded them that many youngsters would be left without a job or an opportunity to obtain a tertiary education if it was not for the teachers in the public and private sector enlightening and edifying their minds.

During his sermon, the priest told the educators that many community leaders and business owners in Long Island were impressed with the outstanding academic results attained by Long Island students on national examinations, and that they were thankful for the sacrifices made by many in the teaching profession to ensure that their children got the best the Bahamian government has to offer in terms of education.

A teacher himself, Burton admonished his co-workers to keep up the good work and reminded them that those who put their trust in God will not be confounded. Burton also encouraged his membership to pray for more young people to seek the teaching profession as a viable option of employment and vocation.

In his capacity as rector, the priest called on the of teachers to introduce themselves to the congregation.

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