Archbishop Makarios of Australia calls for fervent prayer for those affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria on February 6.
“At a time when our hearts are shaken by the images of destruction and unbearable pain in eastern Turkey and northern Syria, we have a duty to turn with fervent prayer to the All-Good God, asking Him to grant His mercy to those affected by the deadly earthquake,” he said in a post on Instagram.
“Every person is an image of God,” Archbishop Makarios said.
“I ask and urge the Hierarchs, our beloved priests, and the blessed flock of our Holy Archdiocese to pray for all our fellow humans in the affected areas and for all the people who are experiencing the consequences of the earthquake tragedy.
May the Lord repose the souls of the victims, give strength to their relatives, to those who have been injured and to those who remain trapped under the rubble, and strengthen the rescuers in the titanic and blessed struggle they give”.