PHOTOS: Church of the Reformation Celebrates Palm Sunday

BEIT JALA – The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Beit Jala celebrated Palm Sunday with palms and flowers before joining the local Catholic Church for a procession through Beit Jala.  After the service, the congregation gathered outside the sanctuary to process through Beit Jala, meeting the Catholic procession halfway through the city.

 

 

PHOTOS: Arabic Speaking Congregation of Jerusalem Celebrates Palm Sunday

JERUSALEM – The Arabic Speaking Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem celebrated Palm Sunday at the Chapel of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives.  Children processed around the chapel with palms and were blessed by Bishop Munib Younan.

During the service, Young Adult in Global Mission (YAGM) Coordinator, Julie Rossate, presented Rev. Sani Ibrahim Azar and the Arabic Speaking Congregation of Jerusalem with a mosaic from their partner Rock Spring Congregational Church in Arlington, Virginia.