31 May 2014

Maronite Catholic Archbishop Consecrates Syria to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Archbishop Samir Nassar, the Maronite Catholic Archbishop of Damascus, will consecrate Syria to the Immaculate Heart of Mary today following the evening Mass at the Maronite Cathedral in Damascus.

In his text Maronite Catholic Archbishop Nassar will ask Our Lady and in an act of filial ‘homage’ of faith, love and trust – to solemnly consecrate the Syrian nation to your Immaculate Heart. Take it from our fragile hands into Your own; defend it and guard it as Your own property; make Jesus reign, conquer and rule in it. Outside of Him there is no salvation…

We, the bishops of your people, feel a terrible storm raging round us, threatening to disperse and destroy the faithful flock of those who bless You because You are the Mother of Jesus. Afflicted, we stretch out our suppliant hands towards Your Son, as we cry out ‘save us, O Lord, for we perish!’… Intercede for Syria, O Our Lady, in this grave hour when from all around blow furious winds, bringing cries of death against Your Son and against civilization founded on His teachings, deceiving minds, perverting hearts and lighting the fires of hatred and revolution in the world. Help of Christians, pray for us!