The senior “Tawjihi” class of the Evangelical Lutheran School of Beit Sahour graduated this past Saturday, commemorating over a decade of academic achievement, companionship, and talent. Alf mabrook to our graduates, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you!
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
We love our students’ love of learning! On February 26th, students from ELS Beit Sahour demonstrated a very impressive science fair. Projects included the effects of cigarette smoking, “underwater fire” and conducting electricity! Way to go Beit Sahour!
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…]