Middle East Council of Churches Gathers in 2019

Bikfaya, Lebanon – On 22-23 January, The Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) held its third meeting at the Patriarchal See of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East in Atchane. Bishop Ibrahim Azar is a member representing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land … [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…]

The Rev. S. Ibrahim Azar New Bishop-Elect: ELCJHL Synod Elects Other Officers

Jerusalem, 14 January 2017 – Gathered in Beit Jala, Palestine, the Synod of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) elected The Rev. Ibrahim Azar, pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem, as bishop-elect of the church. In a democratic election, 38 voting members of the ELCJHL voted … [Read more…]

Middle East Council of Churches Reconvenes

Amman, 6 September 2016 – Leaders and delegates from the member churches that constitute the four families of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) gathered in Amman, Jordan for its 11th General Assembly. The four families of Christian churches: Oriental Orthodox Family, Orthodox Family, Evangelical Family and the Catholic Family gathered this week with a theme … [Read more…]