Join us Saturday for prayers for Gaza

Saturday Prayer Service for Gaza

This Saturday St. Mary's Orthodox Community, 1000 South Michigan Street,
Plymouth, Indiana, will celebrate a special prayer service at the community
for peace and justice in Gaza and the rest of the Holy Land as suggested by
the heads of the Christian Churches in Jerusalem. The Saturday service will
be celebrated starting at 10 am. Father Theodosius asks that those who are
unable to join them, to raise their voices and prayers with them, wherever
they are at the time. The service will be repeated following the Holy
Qurbana on Sunday. The Sunday Holy Qurbana starts at 10 am. The community¹s
pastor, Father Theodosius Walker also suggested that there should be a time
of fasting in the days before the prayer services. According to Father
Theodosius there is great power in fasting and prayer.

Yesterday the Patriarchs, Bishops and the Heads of Christian Churches in
Jerusalem issued a statement calling for prayers for peace and justice in
Gaza this Saturday. In the words of these Holy Land bishops "...we raise
our prayers to the Child in the manger to inspire the authorities and
decision makers on both sides, the Israelis and Palestinians, for immediate
action to end the current tragic situation in the Gaza Strip. We pray for
the victims, the wounded and the broken-hearted. May the Lord God Almighty
grant all those who have lost loved ones consolation and patience. We pray
for all those living in panic and fear, that God may bless them with calm,
tranquility and true peace."

The St. Mary the Protectress Orthodox Community is under an allegiance to
the hierarchy of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church under His Holiness
Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. St. Mary the Protectress Orthodox Community is
located at 1000 South Michigan Street, Plymouth, Indiana. For more
information, please contact the pastor Father Theodosius Walker at (574)


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