Pope Francis has asked for the Church to pray and fast for peace in Syria this Saturday, September 7th. Fr. Tim Finigan has created a litany of Syrian saints that could be used; it includes the recently martyred Fr. Francois Mourad, hopefully numbered among God's friends, the Saints. I also intend to pray the Office of the Dead in its entirety, beginning with Vespers on Friday evening, for those who have lost their lives in the Syrian violence. St. Isaac, pray for Syria.