Good Friday 2018 Via Dolorosa Walk – Jerusalem

Jerusalem – ELCJHL Bishop Ibrahim Azar, Redeemer Lutheran Propst Wolfgang Schmidt, Anglican Church Jerusalem Archbishop Suheil Dawani, and Episcopal Church Archbishop Michael Curry lead the procession of clergy and congregation members through the Old City. The Lutheran Church in BeitSahour, The Lutheran Church of Hope in Ramallah, the English, Arabic and German Jerusalem congregations and … [Read more…]

Bishop Azar Addresses ELCJHL Partners

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 … [Read more…]

Evangelical Lutheran Schools in Palestine Commemorate Reformation 500

Bethlehem, 30 October 2017 – The Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) in Palestine are comprised of Muslim and Christian students. Within the percentage of Christian students attending the ELS institutions, less than 2 percent are Lutherans with the majority of Christian students coming from Middle Eastern Orthodox traditions. So why celebrate Reformation 500 Day with so few … [Read more…]

Bishop Younan Addresses Catholics and Lutherans in Tokyo

Tokyo, 24 July 2017 – During a visit to Tokyo to accept the Niwano Peace Prize for his interreligious dialogue, Bishop Dr. Munib Younan was invited to deliver an ecumenical address to Japan’s Catholic and Lutheran communities as they prepare to commemorate the 500th year of Reformation and celebrate a Joint-Common Prayer this November, as … [Read more…]


[maxbutton id=”5″ ]      [maxbutton id=”6″ ]    [maxbutton id=”7″ ] Jerusalem – Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Christians all celebrated Easter on April 16th this year. Because each Christian church follows a different calendar, it is rare that the churches celebrate Easter on the same day. Usually occurring once every three years, the next … [Read more…]

Restored Site of Jesus’ Tomb Ceremoniously Unveiled; Bishop Younan Among Religious and Global Leaders

AFP Newswire Article: Jerusalem, 22 March – The tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried is being unveiled again following nine months of restoration work that will be highlighted at a much anticipated ceremony Wednesday. The shrine, which includes a 19th-century ornate edicule or shrine surrounding the tomb, is a key part of … [Read more…]