Faith organizations plan to hold a prayer vigil in front of the White House on February 14, 2011 in support of persecuted Christians and religious freedom for all in Iraq, the Assyrian International News Agency website reports today (Feb. 13).
The groups will be joined by staff from the Embassy of Iraq and Christians in Iraq via a conference call.
The prayer vigil will be on Monday, February 14, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. in front of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
This prayer event begins the observance of "The Rogation of the Ninevites," which is one of the oldest traditions in Christianity. The "Rogation" finds its ancient roots in the Prophet Jonah, and is observed by Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syriac Christians in Iraq and around the world.