Our Church in Iraq

The Rev. Canon Faiz Basheer Jerjes, clergy for St. George’s Church in Baghdad, Iraq, and Sinan Hanna, Chief Administrator at St. George’s, came to the U.S. in May. While here, they made presentations on the current state of “Our Church in Iraq.

Learn about the extraordinary challenges facing Christians in Iraq, as well as the ways in which Saint George’s, Baghdad, and people outside of Iraq are working to provide needed support.


Washington National Cathedral—Sunday, May 7 Worship followed by a Forum (3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC)

Churches for Middle East Peace Free Ecumenical Webinar—Wednesday, May 10

Church of the Ascension & Saint Agnes—Sunday, May 14 Worship followed by a Forum (1215 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC)

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral—Monday, May 15 Worship followed by a Forum (19 S. 38th Street, Philadelphia, PA)

Global Partnership Office Free Zoom Webinar—Wednesday, May 17

The Episcopal Diocese of NY Global Mission Commission and Women’s Global Fund Forum—Wednesday, May 17 with Refreshments at House of the Redeemer ( 7 East 95th Street, New York, NY)

Saint Bartholomew’s Church—Sunday, May 21 The Forum followed by Worship (325 Park Avenue, New York, NY)

The Church of the Holy Trinity—Monday, May 22 Dinner and Presentation  (316 East 88th Street New York, NY)  

St. Philips in the Highlands—Wednesday, May 24 (1101 Route 9D, Garrison, NY)

Pray for SWIC and for Mission: O gracious and loving God, you work everywhere reconciling, loving, and healing your people and your creation. In your Son and through the power of your Holy Spirit, you invite each of us to join you in your work. We, young and old, lay and ordained, ask you to form us more and more in your image and likeness, through our prayer and worship of you and through the study of your scripture, that our eyes will be fully opened to your mission in the world. Then, God, into our communities, our nation, and the world, send us to serve with Christ, taking risks to give life and hope to all people and all of your creation. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen             Source:

Saint George’s, Baghdad, is in The Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.

Father Faiz and Sinan’s trip was co-sponsored by The Episcopal Church’s Office of Global Partnerships and Stand With Iraqi Christians, an Episcopal nonprofit that serves to financially and spiritually support Christians in Iraq.

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