An interview with H. B. Mar Meelis Zaia with SBS radio about the rogation of the Ninevities

This fast is known as Rogation of the Ninevites in English, Ba-oota D’Ninwaye in Syriac. It is a three day fast observed by the Church’s that follow the East and West Syriac liturgical traditions.This fast is known as the Rogation of the Ninevites as it is based on the Book of Jonah in the Old Testament where God sends Jonah to Nineveh to warn its inhabitants of destruction unless they repent for their sins.A theological and historical discussion with his Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon.

Source: SBS radio