Attacks on Orthodox monastery in Holy Land / St. Lazarus Orthodox Monastery, East Jerusalem, under attack

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Balthasar:

St. Lazarus Monastery in Bethany (al-Eizariya), founded a century ago by the Cypriot Orthodox community, has come under attack after a local Muslim family asserted land ownership.

Actions taken against the community of nuns have included “throwing stones, broken glass, theft, and looting of the monastery property,” the Fides news agency reported.

“We do not exclude that behind these attacks there are those who want to foment discord among the children of the Palestinian nation,” the monastery’s mother superior said in a letter to Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “Someone wants to send us away, but we will not flee.”

http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2013/04/prayers-needed-for-saint-lazarus-monastery-in-bethanyal-azaria-east-jerusalem/

(Ps 109)

God of my praise, do not be silent.

For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.
They surround me with hateful words and attack me without cause.
In return for my love they accuse me, but I continue to pray.
They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my love
Set a wicked person over him; let an accuser stand at his right hand
When he is judged, let him be found guilty, and let his prayer be counted as sin.

Let his days be few; let another take over his position.
Let his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
Let his children wander as beggars, searching for food far from their demolished homes.
Let a creditor seize all he has; let strangers plunder what he has worked for.
Let no one show him kindness, and let no one be gracious to his fatherless children.
Let the line of his descendants be cut off; let their name be blotted out in the next generation.
Let his ancestors’ guilt be remembered before the LORD, and do not let his mother’s sin be blotted out.
Let their sins always remain before the LORD, and let Him erase all memory of them from the earth.

For he did not think to show kindness, but pursued the afflicted, poor, and brokenhearted in order to put them to death.

He loved cursing — let it fall on him; he took no delight in blessing — let it be far from him.
He wore cursing like his coat — let it enter his body like water and go into his bones like oil.
Let it be like a robe he wraps around himself, like a belt he always wears.
Let this be the LORD’s payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil against me.

But You, Yahweh my Lord, deal kindly with me because of Your name; deliver me because of the goodness of Your faithful love.

For I am afflicted and needy; my heart is wounded within me.
I fade away like a lengthening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust
My knees are weak from fasting, and my body is emaciated.
I have become an object of ridicule to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads in scorn.

Help me, LORD my God; save me according to Your faithful love
so they may know that this is Your hand and that You, LORD, have done it.

Though they curse, You will bless. When they rise up, they will be put to shame, but Your servant will rejoice.

My accusers will be clothed with disgrace; they will wear their shame like a cloak.
I will fervently thank the LORD with my mouth; I will praise Him in the presence of many.
For He stands at the right hand of the needy to save him from those who would condemn him.

AMEN!


biro:
In East Jerusalem, the Orthodox Christian women's monastery of St. Lazarus has come under attack, after a Muslim family asserted a claim to the land.

From the article: Quote

Actions taken against the community of nuns have included “throwing stones, broken glass, theft, and looting of the monastery property,” the Fides news agency reported.

(Source is a Roman Catholic website, with a couple other interesting links at the site of the above article.)

Maria:
Quote from: biro on July 17, 2013, 12:59:06 PM

In East Jerusalem, the Orthodox Christian women's monastery of St. Lazarus has come under attack, after a Muslim family asserted a claim to the land.

From the article: Quote

Actions taken against the community of nuns have included “throwing stones, broken glass, theft, and looting of the monastery property,” the Fides news agency reported.

(Source is a Roman Catholic website, with a couple other interesting links at the site of the above article.)


Do you have a link to this article?

biro:
Link in the first paragraph

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=18477

Or here.

Maria:
Quote from: biro on July 17, 2013, 01:55:10 PM

Link in the first paragraph

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=18477

Or here.


Thank you. Lord have mercy.

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