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Jerusalem, 13 January 2018 – The day after the consecration of The Rev. Sani Ibrahim Azar as the fourth Palestinian Bishop of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), Bishop Azar addressed the international partner churches in attendance for the installation. The international partners of the ELCJHL include organizations, churches and […]




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Bethlehem – The Church, community, family, and friends came together today, June 9, 2017, to celebrate 30 years of faithful service to The Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church by The Rev. Mitri Raheb. – The Church, community, family, and friends came together today, June 9, 2017, to celebrate 30 years of faithful service to The Evangelical […]




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Bishop Younan Celebrates 1,000 years of Christianity in Skara, Sweden

Recently, a representative of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Swedish crown princess, Bishop Munib Younan, church leaders and thousands of others took part in the celebration of one thousand years of Christianity in Sweden held in the Diocese of Skara in southern Sweden. The diocese, which is one of the oldest existing dioceses […]




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Co-Chair Inken Wöhlbrand stands with newly-elected COCOP Co-Chair Erik Apelgårdh

At the 2014 COCOP, or the The Coordination Committee for Cooperation between the ELCJHL and Overseas Partners, Church of Sweden member Erik Apelgårdh was elected as the new co-chair of the meeting, replacing Inken Wöhlbrand from The United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (VELKD). COCOP was started in 1978 with an aim to support the ELCJHL in its ministries. […]




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SWEDEN, November 21, 2010 – It was with great joy that Rev. Dr. Munib A. Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) and President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) attended the consecration of Rev. Jan Olof Johansson as Bishop of Växjö in mid-November. Bishop Johansson has previously […]




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Pictured here: Rev. Fred and Gloria Strickert, Laying on of Hands, Presentation of Gloria Strickert and Rev. Elizabeth McHan. JERUSALEM, September 17, 2010 – On Sunday, September 12, 2010, Pastor Fred Strickert and Diaconal Minister Gloria Strickert were installed to the English-Speaking Congregation of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in the Old City of […]




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Rev. Saliba Rishmawi was installed as pastor of the ELCJHL Lutheran Church of Hope in Ramallah, West Bank, on Sunday, March 14, 2010. Many clergy, ELCJHL members and friends, as well as local dignitaries, attended the festive event. Pictured here is Rev. Rishmawi (center) with ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan on his left and Bishop Martin […]




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