Visit from Southeast Michigan Synod, ELCA

The ELCJHL, represented by Bishop Azar and Reverend Ashraf Tannous, as well as Theologian in Residence Reverend Doctor Meghan Aelabouni , welcomed a group of ELCA pastors led by Bishop Don Kreiss from Southeast Michigan. We enjoyed meaningful fellowship and prayer together, as well as a delicious meal at Beit Ibrahim. It is such a … [Read more…]

COCOP Statement on the Annexation Plans of the Israeli Government

A Statement from the Partners of the ELCJHL “They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, ‘Peace, Peace,” when there is no peace.” – Jeremiah 6:14 The international partners of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) at their virtual meeting on June 30, 2020, expressed their great concern … [Read more…]

A Message from COCOP to Bishop Ibrahim Azar

Dear Bishop Azar, As COCOP partners, we would like to express our appreciation, support and solidarity with you and the leadership of the ELCJHL. You have had to address numerous internal and external challenges this past year including the situation in Jordan, funding of your important ministries with a skeleton staff, dealing with a global … [Read more…]

Called to Lead The Way

Female Palestinian Lawyer to Speak at The UN For International Women’s Month West Bank/New York – As the only female in the entire Middle East serving as a judge on the church Ecclesiastical Court which governs family matters among Christians, attorney Scarlet Bishara, a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy … [Read more…]

COCOP Resources

Only participants with the link can view this page. 2020 “Virtual” COCOP Resources They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14 Below, find the Agenda for the COCOP 2020 meetings, held at Abrahams Herberge in Beit Jala for local partners and via Zoom for international partners. … [Read more…]

ELCA Bishop Eaton and Other U.S. Church Leaders Support Jerusalem Church After Tax Levy

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Bishop Eaton and other American Christian Church leaders send a letter of support to the thirteen heads of churches in Jerusalem after the recent efforts of the Jerusalem Municipality to place tax levies on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Letter to Church Leaders, Israel Prime Minister, … [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…]

Celebrating 30 Years of Ministry

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 … [Read more…]