A special prayer service for Karabakh, Ethiopia and Eritrea

Last week His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in London, held a special prayer service for all those who are suffering as a result of the violence and military conflicts in Karabakh, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

The faithful of the Coptic, Armenian and Ethiopian churches took part in the virtual service on Zoom, which included Armenian prayers.

“We are currently becoming more aware of the magnitude and scale of the incredible suffering endured by communities as a result of war and conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Ethiopia and Eritrea,” Archbishop Angaelos said in his appeal for prayers.  “We are taught in Scripture that ‘when one part of the Body suffers we all suffer’ (1 Corinthians 12:26) and so, at this time we share in the suffering of members of our Armenian Apostolic, Ethiopian Tewahedo, and Eritrean Orthodox sister churches and their communities, along with their wider communities that encompass Christians of all denominations, and people of all faiths and none,” explained the Archbishop.