Join us for 30 minutes this Tuesday, October 17th. You are invited to a day of prayer and fasting for peace and reconciliation in the Holy Land. This time of prayer will include the Office of Vespers and the partaking of the Eucharist. All are welcome to join us. All the liturgies and prayers will be in the video for you.
There is a profound need for peace and reconciliation. Violent people are again wielding death and terror in the Holy Land. There is unprecedented violence, terror, and death across both Israel and Palestine. In the midst of so much sorrow and dismay, let us turn to the Lord in prayer. That we ask the Lord to give us His peace. To give all people His peace.
The people of both lands deserve peace and reconciliation. They deserve freedom from the violent people who rule for them. They deserve rest from the fear of death. Dare we hope that people of both lands awaken free from violence, hatred, and fear. May they all discover a new life of lasting peace. A peace not enforced by the threat of violence. A peace built on reconciliation and justice.
The following is abbreviated from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem:
On behalf of all the Ordinaries of the Holy Land, I invite all parishes and religious communities to a day of fasting and prayer for peace and reconciliation.
We ask that on Tuesday, October 17, everyone hold a day of fasting, abstinence, and prayer. Let us organize prayer times with Eucharistic adoration and with other prayers.
This is the way we all come together despite everything, and unite collectively in prayer, to deliver to God the Father our thirst for peace, justice, and reconciliation.Pierbattista Card. Pizzaballa
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
President of the ACOHL
For the Eucharist:
Please come prepared with bread and wine (or appropriate substitutes) so that you may participate.