Moscow Dedication

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Angelic a capella voices of the Moscow Girl Choir “Vera” welcomed participants to the ceremony. Sayings of peace by elders from all over the world were printed on floating banners surrounding the room, along with photographs documenting the construction of the Sacred Peace Table and the first Peace Altar in New York.
Events 2001 06 Raadedication 1 Angelic a capella voices of the Moscow Girl Choir “Vera” welcomed participants to the ceremony. Sayings of peace by elders from all over the world were printed on floating banners surrounding the room, along with photographs documenting the construction of the Sacred Peace Table and the first Peace Altar in New York.

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Mira Nakashima lighting incense in a Toshiko Takaezu bowl before the ceremony.
Events 2001 06 Raadedication 2 Mira Nakashima lighting incense in a Toshiko Takaezu bowl before the ceremony.

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Yuri Orekhov, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Arts, a renowned sculptor who admired George Nakashima since their meeting 1989, addresses the gathering joined by fellow Academicians, US Ambassador to Russia James Collins and members of the Nakashima Foundation around the Sacred Peace Table strewn lovingly with peony petals.
Events 2001 06 Raadedication 3 Yuri Orekhov, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Arts, a renowned sculptor who admired George Nakashima since their meeting 1989, addresses the gathering joined by fellow Academicians, US Ambassador to Russia James Collins and members of the Nakashima Foundation around the Sacred Peace Table strewn lovingly with peony petals.

Moscow Dedication

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Perhaps the first event of its kind in Russia, interfaith ecumenical blessings by Honorary Chair and Very Rev. Dean Morton, a Rabbi, an Orthodox priest, and an Imam from Moscow!
Events 2001 06 Raadedication 4 Perhaps the first event of its kind in Russia, interfaith ecumenical blessings by Honorary Chair and Very Rev. Dean Morton, a Rabbi, an Orthodox priest, and an Imam from Moscow!

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Episcopal Dean Morton with Orthodox priest.
Events 2001 06 Raadedication 5 Episcopal Dean Morton with Orthodox priest.

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Blessings at the Peace Table with Imam and Dean Morton.
Events 2001 06 Raadedication 6 Blessings at the Peace Table with Imam and Dean Morton.

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Mira Nakashima and Irene Goldman just after the ceremony.
Events 2001 06 Raadedication 7 Mira Nakashima and Irene Goldman just after the ceremony.

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Consecration and Presentation of the Sacred Peace Table at the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow.