PHOTOS: Easter Egg Hunt at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hope in Ramallah

RAMALLAH – The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hope in Ramallah held a short prayer service and Easter egg hunt on April 11th, 2015.  The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hope – as well as the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Amman, Jordan – celebrate on an ecumenical calendar.  These two congregations celebrate together with their Orthodox brothers and sisters for Easter while Orthodox congregations celebrate on the Lutheran/Western calendar for Christmas.  Because of this, The Church of Hope and the Church of the Good Shepherd celebrated Easter one week after the rest of the ELCJHL congregations.

 

PHOTOS: Joint Arabic and English Easter Service and Egg Hunt

JERUSALEM – The Arabic and English Speaking Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem shared a joint celebration for Easter on April 5th, 2015.  The sermon was given by Bishop Munib Younan in both Arabic and English.  Visitors from around the world attended, including a group of Jewish Israelis who were touring the Old City.

After the service, an Easter egg hunt was held for the children of both congregations.