This is the sound of the call to prayer from the mosque about 10 blocks away from our hostel here in south Kolkata.
Hauntingly beautiful, this sung – and unaccompanied – call to prayer is known as the “Adhan.” Sung by the muezzin five times a day, it calls all Muslims to prayer. These prayers are incumbent upon all Muslims.
Today, Sunday, we will begin our day with our usual Morning Prayer which is led by a different PSR student each day. After breakfast we will join the nearby parish community of Saint James, a member congregation of the Church of North India.
19 January 2014
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Speaking with the St. James’ parishoners after services