Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East Sunday, July 22, 2001 6:30 PM Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6001 Western Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015

 Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East

Sunday, July 22, 2001 6:30 PM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
6001 Western Avenue NW
Washington DC 20015

Blessed Sacrament is in Chevy Chase, on the South side of Western Avenue, half a block East of Connecticut Avenue from Chevy Chase Circle. An informal reception will follow. Light Arabic food and drinks will be served.

The people of metropolitan Washington, DC are invited to participate in a service of prayer for the Christian communities in the Holy Land, for all those who are suffering in the area, and for peace in the Middle East. The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) delegation recently returned from the Holy Land. It has successfully accomplished its mission to express solidarity with the indigenous Christians of Palestine and Jordan during their hour of crisis. Rateb Rabie, Don Kruse Dr. Robert Younes, and Duane Burchick who led the delegation have also ascertained the stark facts unfolding on the ground, and wish to share with you the painful details.

This ecumenical prayer service is the seventh of monthly gatherings in Metropolitan Washington. Churches in the District of Columbia and Maryland will continue to hold special prayers for the Middle East on the twenty-second of each month until the violence ends and a just and lasting peace agreement between Palestinians and Israelis is reached. Similar prayer vigils are taking place across the country. For information about the national “Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East visit and/or

Parking/Metro: There is parking on Western Avenue and Quesada Street next to the Church, as well as between the Church and the School.  The closest metro stop is half a mile from the church at Friendship Heights. For more information about the July twenty-second prayer service call FranA~