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United Palace Opens Online Sanctuary of Spiritual Artistry

The United Palace of Spiritual Arts (UPSA), in Washington Heights, has opened the world’s first online sanctuary of spiritual artistry. It will be broadcast live across the web 24/7, so visitors can go there any time to pray, meditate, center themselves or connect with a higher power. 

“This online sanctuary, featuring beautiful music by Adam Maalouf, is dedicated to all who seek a connection with the Divine in any form, and all faith-based traditions are welcomed and honored,” says Rev. Richard Miner, creative producer at UPSA. “It’s a safe space that welcomes you to quiet reflection whenever you have the time or the need for it.” 

Those with a special prayer to bring to The Sanctuary of Spiritual Artistry can click the email button to send it to the United Palace, where it will be printed, blessed and laid upon the altar, Miner says. “Our ministers will honor and pray over all prayers that we receive. On the full moon of each month, the prayers will be released into the universe during a formal purification ceremony.”

Miner encourages people to visit The Sanctuary often and connect with the Divine in whatever way is most comfortable for them. 

“We will always welcome your presence, your love and your spirit,” he says. “We send love and light from everyone at the United Palace of Spiritual Arts.”

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