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A Note about Jerusalem Sunday
At the 2013 Joint Assembly, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada passed a resolution to observe the Seventh Sunday of Easter as
Jerusalem Sunday. This is a day where we gather with intentional solidarity in prayer with our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Diocese of
Jerusalem and their Archbishop, Suheil Dawani. We use this weekend the Eucharistic Prayer from the Diocese of Jerusalem, and people are
encouraged to learn more about our Companion Diocese and its work and ministries. More information can be found at
https://www.anglican.ca/gr/provinces/jerusalem/sunday
The following prayer for Jerusalem was written by Archbishop Fred Hiltz:
O God, We give thanks that your dear Son has gathered us in the embrace of his redeeming love and sent us to make that love known to the ends of
the earth. We pray your continued blessings on the steadfast witness of the Church in Jerusalem and throughout the Middle East. Give your deep joy
to those who welcome the pilgrims seeking to know this land and its many peoples. Grace those who proclaim the Gospel. Guide all who teach a new
generation of young people. Draw near to those who are sick and bless those who tend them. Sustain the hope in all who long and labour for a just
and lasting peace in the land of The Holy One. And may the companions of Jerusalem be many and faithful. We pray in the name of our merciful
Saviour, Friend, and Brother, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.