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Christmas Eve Tradition At World Trade Center Site Ending

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Father Brian Jordan blesses the World Trade Center Cross - New York, NY - Jul 23, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Father Brian Jordan blesses the World Trade Center Cross – New York, NY – Jul 23, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Every year, on Christmas Eve, there’s been a core group of people celebrating Midnight Mass at the World Trade Center site.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell On The Story

Father Brian Jordan says in his 28 years as a priest, this experience stands out.

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“This is one of the most strongest, most vital sense of community I’ve seen at a Catholic Mass in all my life,” he said.

And yet Father Jordan says this will be his last Midnight Mass there, saying it’s time to move on.

“The memory is not just on the physical site. It’s in the mind. It’s in the soul,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.

Some have told the group they understand, while others would prefer the tradition continue.

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