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Cathedral holds day of prayer for Iraq

Gerwyn Capon - Iraq vigil

People are invited to pray for all those suffering in Iraq during a day-long vigil at Llandaff Cathedral this weekend.

The Dean, Gerwyn Capon, will begin the day with a service on Saturday (September 6)at 9.30am and will be at the Cathedral all day for people to join him in prayer. The day will close with a service of evening prayer at 5.30pm.

A vigil candle will be lit in the centre of the Cathedral under the Majestas sculpture and people are invited to light their own candles while they pray and reflect.

There will also be a collection plate for St George’s Church in Baghdad which has seen much violence and suffering and is working tirelessly to provide shelters for the huge number of displaced people in the country. Llandaff Cathedral’s Harvest appeal will also be for St George’s Church.

 

Gerwyn Capon  (w)The Dean said, “I think most of us are looking at our TV screens with horror at the moment when we see what is going on in Iraq and Syria and we wonder what we can do. This is a chance for us to hold all those people who are suffering before God, to pray for them and to support those who are offering them practical help.”