Prayer Vigil for Iraqi Christians

Date(s) - August 3, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

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Prayer vigils for Iraqi Christians are taking place throughout the world.  In Vancouver, a prayer vigil is taking place on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 7-8pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Vancouver. Catholics, Protestants and non Christians are welcome to join an evening of prayer for peace in Iraq, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East.  Prayers led by Fr. John Tritschler.

United through prayer for peace, join Bishop Sako of Iraq and Aid to the Church in Need in a global prayer initiative on Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.

Prayer Vigils in U.S. Mark Desperate Plight of Iraqi Christians.

Iraqi Christians gathered on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery last Saturday (July 26) to protest the treatment of their fellow believers back home.

If you would like to donate to aid organizations working with Iraqi Christians, please contact the following organizations:

July 31, 2014

The yellow Arabic letter showing up in many of your friends’ Facebook profiles is a sign of solidarity with Christians in Iraq.

The Arabic letter for ‘N’ is short for Nasrani (Arabic for Christian). It’s being spray-painted on Christian homes in Mosul by ISIS

July 2014

Archbishop J. Michael Miller and the Iraqi community of the Archdiocese of Vancouver are asking the faithful to fast and pray for peace in Iraq, where news organizations say the cleansing of Iraq’s Christians is nearly complete. The Vatican news publication Fides reports tens of thousands of Christian families are fleeing or trapped in their homes. The Chaldean Bishop Amel Shamon Nona and the other Bishops of Mosul have launched an appeal to keep churches and mosques open to pray for peace.

Please keep the people of the Middle East in your prayers, and consider praying this novena for peace to Our Lady Undoer of Knots, for whom Pope Francis has a special devotion. We will be joined in prayer by our Christian brothers and sisters in Eastern churches, including Orthodox.

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