Rorate Caeli

Let us pray

In this time of upheaval and uncertainty, for Christians in Syria - the land that gave us so many conversions, saints, martyrs and confessors, since the earliest days of our Church, the land that gave us, through its ancient Petrine See of Antioch (now located in southern Turkey), some of the major rites of the East, including that of Constantinople.

"Remember in your prayers the Church in Syria, which now has God for its shepherd, instead of me." 
(Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Romans)