As we start to see the increasing number of news events concerning Christians in Iraq and Syria, we find ourselves very saddened to see how the reality is creating many Christian martyrs, confessors, and diaspora from their regions. Like Mor Ephrem, I also put a "nūn" (arabic for "N") avatar to commemorate the Christians in Iraq and Syria, called "Nasrani" (Nazarenes, or "Nasara" in Arabic), whose homes were marked with the red letter.
Pray that the suffering may cease, that the enemies of Christ may end their ruthless decrees.
Pray that the Nasranis may be a light to the world, and that through the peace they give, may convert the hearts of the enemy.
Lord, have mercy!