Spring Education Day at Evangelical Lutheran Schools 2019

Beit Sahour – The Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) 2019 Spring Educational Day was held on a cool, clear day 17th April. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar, Principal Georgette Rabadi, and ELS Director of Education Dr. Charlie Haddad welcomed volunteers, pastors, administrators from The ELCJHL’s  four participating schools, representatives … [Read more…]

Redeemer Women Hold “World Day of Prayer” 2019

Theme This Year: “Come – Everything is Ready” Jerusalem – In a program written by women in Slovenia, The World Day of Prayer is celebrated around the world in diverse communities of women. The women of the Arabic-speaking congregation at Redeemer Jerusalem participate in the annual ecumenical worship. The Palestinian worship was organized by Mrs. … [Read more…]

Bishop Azar Renews Partnership With Swedish Church, Strängnäs Diocese

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sweden, Strängnäs Diocese Bishop Johan Dalman welcomed Bishop Ibrahim Azar on February 28 in Sweden to strengthen the friendship agreement between the two churches and future exchanges. Bishop Azar delivered 6.30 pm Vesper in Strängnäs Cathedral. See reflection below. Svenska Kyrkan: Strängnäs Stift article about his trip, here.

Holy Site Visits

Trip a First For Many Members Jerusalem – With financial assistance from The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway (CoN), The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) planned a series of Holy site visits for its West Bank and Jerusalem churches. The initiative began with ELCJHL Rev. Saliba Rishmawi when he realized … [Read more…]

Hope Ramallah School Receives Funds for Playground, Sports Complex

Ramallah – The Evangelical Lutheran School of Hope was one of several Ramallah non-profits to receive a $130,000 gift last year from the Azeez Shaheen Charitable Trust-Foundation based in Atlanta, Ga., USA. The financial gift contributed to the completion of the School of Hope playground on the Kindergarten campus, and the improvement of the sports … [Read more…]

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…]

Opportunity Palestine to Feature ELS Schools

Launches Newsletters With Updated Design Want to stay informed with what our Evangelical Lutheran Schools are doing? Take a look at the Opportunity Palestine (a non-profit supporting ELCJHL schools in Palestine) newsletter. Each newsletter will feature one of our four schools in the West Bank. This issue highlights Adam of Dar Al-Kalima Lutheran School and the winner of an … [Read more…]