ACT Palestine Forum and the Middle East Council of Churches statement on the Murder of the Beloved Journalist Ms. Shireen Abu Aqleh

With shock and great sadness, the Middle East Council of Churches headquartered in Beirut, the Ecumenical Palestinian organizations, and members of the ACT Alliance working in Palestine and the region, received the news of the murder of the beloved journalist Ms. Shireen Abu Aqleh. Shireen was killed by a bullet fired from the Israeli occupation … [Read more…]

EEC 2022 Spring Festival

One of the special things about our Environmental Education Center is their diversity and creativity when it comes to educating our community about our environment.In preparation for today’s Spring Festival, held at the EEC, students created artwork, photography, songs, and poems expressing the importance and love for the Palestinian environment. Winners were celebrated during the … [Read more…]

Holy Week 2022

It was a very eventful Holy Week here in the Holy Land. Each of our congregations marked Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday with their congregations, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ in fellowship with one another. In Jerusalem, we held joint congregational services with our neighbors at the Anglican Church, as well as … [Read more…]

International Women’s Day

March 8th marked International Women’s day amidst the whole of March–international women’s month. To honor this day, our Gender Justice Program Manager Mrs. Ranan Issa made a statement on our social media pages as a call to action for gender justice in the world and everywhere. Many of our pastors took part as well, handing … [Read more…]

Ash Wednesday

Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return. While Ash Wednesday is a tradition not as widely marked here in the ELCJHL as in other countries, two of our pastors imposed ashes for Ash Wednesday, and each pastor held a service, meal, bible study, or a combination of the three to discuss … [Read more…]

Dayroyo Boulus Khano transcribes the Four Gospels into Syriac Aramaic Language

February 22nd was a historic night here in the Holy Land. Dayroyo Boulus Khano, a monk at the St. Mark’s Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Jerusalem and an important friend to the ELCJHL, has launched his four gospels handwritten in ancient Syriac Aramaic. Dayroyo Boulus has studied this language since the young age of twelve, when … [Read more…]