Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Brings Burbank Community Together

By On May 10, 2013

This years Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast kicked off at 7:00 am with several hundred in attendance.

Greeting Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy is Karen Volpei with hands in prayer form along with Ross Purdy Paster Burbank Presbyterian Church. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Greeting Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy is Karen Volpei with hands in prayer form along with Ross Purdy Paster Burbank Presbyterian Church. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Pastor Ross Purdy of Burbank Presbyterian Church gave the welcome and the Invocation was lead by Tom Konjoyan, Headmaster of Village Christian School. Special music was provided by Jordan Jr. High’s Clef Hangers (Boys Choir). The flag salute was given by Ani Byurat, who is the President of Burbank High Schools Key Club.

Burbank Mayor Emily Gabal-Luddy greeted the guests at this years Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, recited the prayer of St. Frances.

Guest Speaker Jora Senane. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Guest Speaker Jora Senane. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The keynote speaker of the day was Jora Senane, a Burbank resident who told of his journey from Iran to here and all the problems of hiding, changing his name, and the journey to come to this free country.

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast locally is in it’s 38th year. It is the local version of the Presidential Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washing D.C.

 

 

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David Star Jordan's Clef Hangers (Boys Choir) preform for the guests of this years Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

David Star Jordan’s Clef Hangers (Boys Choir) preform for the guests of this years Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)