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St Paul says:
Let us do good to all men, but especially to those
who are of the household of the Faith."
Throughout the world, but especially in the Middle East, our Christian brothers and sisters are facing persecution, ethnic cleansing, martyrdom and genocide.
As sisters and brothers in Christ we are one with them through our baptism.
This symbol is the Arabic "N" - this symbol has been painted on the houses of Christians to identify them for martyrdom and to mark out their presence, similar to the use of the Star of David by the Nazis. The Arabic letter "Nun" is the first letter of the word "Nasrani" or "Nasarean/Nazarene" - the Muslim word of contempt for Christians.
I ask your participation in three ways:
- Prayer – remember those being persecuted in your prayers. You can pick up a Litany of Prayer for persecuted Peoples as you leave today.
- Awareness – I ask you to take the time to read and be aware of the suffering of those Christians around the world. In coming weeks, we will post articles and references for you through our weekly email.
- In solidarity with those suffering, please wear the bracelet being distributed today. When you are asked, make others aware of the plight of Christians in the Middle East and ask for them to join us in prayer.
- If you did not receive a bracelet at Mass this past weekend, you may pick one up on all the faith enrichment tables throughout the church.