and violence abounds and sufferings of innocent people is daily intensified.
The picture presented to our children and young people is one of the wholesale dis-regard for human life and dignity as murder, assassination and destruction of homes continue.
This in turn is intensifying the desire for revenge on both sides – Israeli and Palestinians alike, whilst at the same time encouraging hatred rather than respect and mutual understanding.
We are convinced that God alone can rescue all of us from this intolerable position which is why we are calling upon all our people throughout this Land, to join us in intensifying our prayers for peace, with justice and reconciliation. Hopefully, our Moslem and Jewish friends will feel able to add their prayers too.
So, we have arranged a period of daily PRAYER FOR PEACE at 6pm from Thursday, August 15th to Wednesday, August 28th in the churches across the City.
We again invite our brothers and sisters around the world to link their prayers with ours at this special time and thank them for their understanding and support.
PROGRAMME OF THE DAILY PRAYERS FOR PEACE
We appeal also to our brothers and Sisters around the world – many of whom have already offered generous support – to link their prayers with ours at this special time according the following proposed program for Jerusalem:
Aug. 15th Armenian Cathedral of St. James,
Aug. 16th Chapel of Tantur Ecumenical Institute,
Aug. 17th Lutheran Church of the Redeemer,
Aug. 18th Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation,
Aug. 19th St. Andrew’ s Church of Scotland,
Aug, 20th St. James Church,
Aug, 21st St. Anthony’s Coptic Church,
Aug, 22nd Dormition Abbey,
Aug, 23rd Ethiopian Orthodox Church,
Aug, 24th Pater Noster Church
Aug, 25th Anglican Cathedral of St. George,
Aug, 26th Catholic Syrian Vicariate,
Aug, 27th St. Mark’s Syrian Orthodox Church,
Aug, 28th Maronite Vicariate
The Patriarchs & Heads of Churches,
to "Prayers for Peace" page