14Jan The Fast of Nineveh

Gerry Heffernan, writing from Brisbane, invites each one of us to express our solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East by joining in some way with Chaldean Christians who in accordance with their liturgical tradition are preparing to observe the so-called "fast of Nineveh" (Bautha of Ninwaye).
The Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Luis Raphael I, has invited all the faithful of the Chaldean Church to pray and live abstinence from food in order to ask the Lord for the return of the gift of peaceful coexistence in Iraq and throughout the troubled region of the Middle East.

14Jan 14/01. Thursday, Week 1

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 4:1-11

Despite having the Ark of the Covenant, Israel loses the battle

And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. In those days the Philistines mustered for war against Israel, and Israel went out to …




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