Detail of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,
… Christ Jesus our hope …
1 Timothy 1.1
Today we pray for the Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East. We remember especially –
Lord Jesus Christ, Hope of all those who call on your name, we give you thanks for our partner, the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Bless its ministry not only to the people of Palestine and Israel and the twelve other countries that make up the province, but to all the pilgrims who visit the holy places following in your earthly footsteps. Prosper and defend the provincial parishes, healthcare centres, and educational institutions, especially St George’s College in Jerusalem. This we ask in your name who, with the Father and the Spirit live and reign in praise and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
The Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East is one of the most diverse provinces of the Anglican Communion. Jerusalem Diocese covers Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. Egypt Diocese covers Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia. Cyprus and the
Gulf Diocese covers Cyprus, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Oman and Yemen. The fourth Diocese covers Iran. The province is thus multi-lingual and worship can be found in English, Arabic, Farsi, Aramaic, Hebrew, Urdu and more besides.
Australian Cycle of Prayer
The Diocese of Rockhampton
Bishop David Robinson, his clergy and people