This past Friday, leaders and representatives from each Christian church in the Bethlehem area congregated as one Christian community to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season. The ELCJHL was represented by bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar, Reverend Doctor Munther Isaac, and Reverend Ashraf Tannous. Attendees sang together, and enjoyed music by a local youth music ensemble.
A video was also shown which featured Christians from around the country talking about the coming of Jesus and what it means to them. The video included Christians from as far as Nazareth and even Gaza, as well as our very own Principal Tony Nassar, representing Bethlehem with five youth.
This is a beautiful annual tradition which brings the greater Christian community together for one of the most important times in the liturgical year.
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