Ephraim Borowski and Leah Granat represented SCoJeC at the "Kirking of the Parliament" which was held in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh on 8 May 2007.
Although it is still not clear who will form the next Executive, politicians from all parties came together with representatives of public life and all Scotland's communities to express their hopes for the newly elected Scottish Parliament.
The service of music and readings, in the presence of Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, was genuinely inclusive. Ephraim read a specially-composed prayer in Hebrew and English, an Imam read from the Koran, and the Principal of the Free Church College prayed in Gaelic, before the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Primus of the Episcopal Church and the Cardinal jointly blessed the new Parliament.
Following the service Leah and Ephraim attended a reception in the Signet Library in the company of party leaders, new and old MSPs, other political and public figures and representatives of the various Christian denominations and of other faiths.
Click here for the text of the Hebrew prayer read at the Kirking of the Parliament.
Click to read or to listen to Ephraim's "Thought for the Day" about the Kirking of the Parliament (broadcast on Radio Scotland, 10 May 2007).