|Archbishop-Elect of South East Asia the Rt Rev Melter Tais. © ACNS.|
EACH DAY THIS MONTH
ABM Prayer Theme: Give thanks for the work and witness of the Church of the Province of South East Asia. The Anglican Church in South East Asia was originally under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Calcutta, India. The first chaplaincy was formed in West Malaysia in 1805; the first bishop was consecrated in 1855. The Diocese of Labuan, Sarawak, and Singapore was formed in 1881, dividing in 1909, 1962, and 1970. Until the inauguration of the Church of the Province of South East Asia, the four dioceses (Kuching, Sabah, Singapore, and West Malaysia) were under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Although much of the Province exists under a Muslim government, the Church has experienced spiritual renewal and has sent out its own mission partners to various parts of the world.
THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER
◊ ABM Prayer for the Day: Pray for all victims of domestic violence, both here in Australia and overseas. ABM partners in places such as Zambia and PNG are working to raise awareness about the inequity of domestic violence, about triggers like alcohol and poverty, and how victims can find help.
◊ Australian Cycle of Prayer: The Diocese of Grafton – Bishop Murray Harvey, the clergy and people
◊ UN: International Day of Neutrality; International Universal Health Coverage Day