For Immediate Release
April 4, 2012
Jehovah’s Witnesses to hold annual Memorial observance this week
NEW YORK—Jehovah’s Witnesses are out in force inviting all to attend the annual commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ. This year’s event will be observed by congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide on Thursday, April 5, 2012, after sundown. The Witnesses are hoping to see an all-time peak in attendance.
The Witnesses consider this occasion, known as the Lord’s Evening Meal or the Lord’s Supper, to be the most important event of the year. The ceremonial observance conforms to the description in the Gospel accounts of a special meal instituted by Jesus Christ that would become the model for memorializing his death annually.
Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide are sparing no effort to invite others to meet with them for the observance, which examines the significance of Jesus’ death. On March 17, 2012, they launched a global campaign to distribute personal invitations to the Memorial occasion. This vigorous outreach by the Witnesses will continue through Thursday, the day of the event.
“We would be thrilled if everyone could attend this special commemoration with us,” states J. R. Brown, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses at their world headquarters in New York. “As Christians, we are moved to attend out of appreciation for Jehovah God’s love expressed through his Son, Jesus. It is always a delight to observe this occasion as Jesus directed his followers to do, and we happily welcome as many as possible to join us in reviewing the benefits of his sacrifice.”
J. R. Brown, Office of Public Information, tel. +1 718 560 5600