At the heart of Nasarean’s mission is prayer for our persecuted brethren throughout the world. Without that focus, we are just another NGO. Believers are called to echo the commitment described in the Acts of the Apostles, where the Church prayed “constantly” when St. Peter was imprisoned.

Our Icon project, ‘Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians,’ is a positive response to that need for constant prayer. Using an icon of the Blessed Virgin, painted in Iraq or Lebanon, since 2018 we have established shrines in New York City, London and Clinton MA. These are places of prayer and pilgrimage, where all can pray for those suffering for their faith. Established with the blessing and support of the local Bishop (necessary for their installation), we hope to have many such shrines over the next few years, in the United States and Europe. If you would like to support this project, please mark your donation “shrine.”

Icon Project