ELCJHL observes Reformation Day with ecumenical friends
With Swedish, English, Finnish, Norwegian, German, Arabic and Danish celebrants and participants of many faith traditions, the annual Oct. 31 Reformation Day celebration at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem’s Old City maintained its traditional ecumenical and multilingual flavor. Here, Bishop Younan reads the Gospel in Arabic from the midst of the congregation.
Reformation celebrates 125th anniversary
The Lutheran Church of the Reformation turns 125 and Abraham’s House turns five this year. So last month the church held an interfaith worship service and peace march to the separation wall to commemorate the milestones. The large crowd of marchers gathered near the walled-in Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, where prayers for the disintegration of … [Read more…]
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Hosts Annual Ecumenical Reformation Service
The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in the Old City of Jerusalem hosted the annual international Reformation Service on Reformation Day, October 31. The congregation was filled for the service, which was led by more than a dozen clergy from all over the world. As usual, the service featured music, liturgies and prayers in 6 … [Read more…]
Reformation at the ELCJHL
The traditional Reformation service was celebrated as usual on October 31, a festival communion service in 6 different languages. Many local heads of churches attended the Reformation Service even though their tradition does not celebrate it. In addition, His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos II came to the reception following the service for the first … [Read more…]