The 25th annual East of the River Revival starts Monday, offering four days of faith-based events for the young and old hoping to reconnect with their religion.
This year’s revival theme is “Jesus, Show Us the Way,” a message thatMsgr. Ray East said ties in well with the local synod called by Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, earlier this year in honor of the archdiocese’s 75th anniversary.
“It’s about relationship and getting members to be in a relationship with God and a relationship with each other in terms of building up the kingdom of God,” said Msgr. East, who has been a part of the revival since its start in 1989. “The kingdom of God we’re talking about is right here on earth. We want to make an impact, a positive impact on Southeast Washington.”
A positive effect was the reason the revival got its start 25 years ago.