Iraq: No Holy Communion For First Time in 2,000 Years

No Holy Communion in Iraq

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matt 5:10

The Islamic State’s goal of eradicating Christianity from its ancient home in northern Iraq is nearly complete, report Christian officials remaining in the area. According to one Vicar, last week marked the first time in two millennia that Christians did not receive Holy Communion in Nineveh, northern Iraq.

As the Telegraph reports, Canon Andrew White, the only Anglican Vicar remaining in Iraq, reported that Communion did not take place in Nineveh this year. “All [churches] are closed, all their people have run away.”  Canon White noted that the few Iraqis remaining in the region are there due to poverty or immobility, and that those remaining fear for their lives constantly.  Read More here.

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