The rising tensions and situation in Jerusalem have caused people to always look over their shoulders, worried and wondering what’s next; everything is unpredictable.
Around 65 people – bishops, clergy, nuns and laypeople – filled up the Dominican Church in Jerusalem on November 27 for the Sabeel’s Ecumenical Prayer Service for Jerusalem. The event was highlighted by ahomily delivered by Father Marwan Di’des and brought together clergy of different denominations.
Some of the clergy said prayers, as did several laypeople in Arabic, English, French, Swedish, Italian Dutch, and Aramaic.
In his homily, Father Marwan talked about the importance of all community members being united for Jerusalem.
The people lit candles as they prayed for peace and justice and an end to violence in Jerusalem.