The leaders of the three Samawi religions or often referred to as the Abrahamic religion. Judaism, Christianity, and Muslims – prayed together in Jerusalem last Thursday. The union of religious leaders in prayer together occurred amid the global pandemic of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
This joint prayer initiative originated from the Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Lion. The joint prayer took place at 12:30 local time at the Jerusalem City Hall. In addition to the leaders of the three Samawi religions, representatives from other faiths, including Druze and Bahai, were also present.
Speaking to Vatican Radio before a joint prayer, the Franciscan Guard of the Holy Land. Father Francesco Patton, highlighted the importance of the moment and explained that every religion must pray according to their own traditions.
We will pray together to God Almighty that this pandemic can stop,” Father Patton said. He explained the initiative had a deep spiritual meaning. “It is important in itself because we all believe in the same root and blessings. This same root can express with faith and with the confidence of our prayers to God Almighty, he said again, as quoted by Vatican News, Friday (27/03/2020).
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The joint prayer held after the communique – issued on March 21. In which the leaders of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Latin, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian) expressed their hope that “in this dangerous situation all the children of Abraham (Abraham) could pray together with the Almighty to ask for protection and mercy.
Patton looked forward to Easter in Jerusalem that it would not be as serious as usual. “Because it will be with a few celebrations, without the church, and with a small local community,” he said. “(But) it will be the same Easter.
His words echoed when the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the city of Jerusalem. Which worshiped by Christians as a place for Jesus’ crucifixion and burial, had been closed as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus. That means that the celebration of Easter at the church will be held behind closed doors.