The recent global media attention relating to the conflict in Syria has brought the country and the ongoing humanitarian situation involving refugees having left in huge numbers for neighbouring countries into sharp focus.
In response, a special Day of Prayer for Syria and its peoples is to take place in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast on Wednesday, October 23 from 9am to 5pm.
People from across Belfast and beyond who wish to take part are invited to come in to the cathedral at any time during the day for whatever period of time they wish to spend.
Prayers and readings for Syria led by a number of invited speakers will take place on the hour throughout the day and at 1pm and, at the close of the day at 5.30pm, a Service of Reflection will take place with Psalms-based prayers for those affected by conflict and persecution.
The Revd Canon Denise Acheson of St Anne’s Cathedral, who is helping to organise the Day of Prayer, said, ‘Whether you can come for only 5 minutes or 50 minutes, please come to the cathedral and add your prayers before God for peace at this critical time.”