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Advent Fast - kirk yacoub - 13-12-2010

In the Syriac Orthodox Church we begin the 10-day advent fast on wednesday 15th December. We are asked to devote this fast to the meory of the Martyrs of Baghdad and for all the Christiands of Iraq.
I hope that many of you will also find time during the run up to Christmas to dedicate at least part of your time to the brethren in Iraq.

Kirk Yacoub

- Fr Simon - 15-12-2010

Dear Kirk,

In our British Orthodox Church of Christ the Saviour, Bournemouth, on Sunday 14th November, within our Advent Fast (the British Orthodox Church like our Mother Church the Coptic Orthodox Church observes a 43 day pre-Christmas fast) following immediately on from the 2 minutes' silence for the fallen in war (it being Remembrance Sunday) a further 1 minute's silence was observed for the Martyrs of Baghdad. Every Sunday Liturgy we pray for our brethren in Egypt and throughout the Middle East. Be assured that the Christians of Iraq are in our thoughts and prayers,