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Easter Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem 2018

Easter Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem 2018

JERUSALEM - Please find below the Easter message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Local Churches.

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Steps towards salvation; A pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Steps towards salvation; A pilgrimage to the Holy Land

I rejoiced, when they said to me: Let us go to the House of the Lord!. And now our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem!” (Psalm 122)

For religious, cultural or personal reasons, more and more people are setting out on pilgrimages to different places worldwide. However, the Holy Land ranks as an exceptional destination. During Lenten season, the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, the path that hangs midway between earth and heaven, is teeming with faithful, praying and presenting their intentions.

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Easter in Jerusalem: No access for Gaza's Christians

Easter in Jerusalem: No access for Gaza's Christians

HOLY LAND - With the start of the Holy Week, thousands of Christians have flocked from around the world to take part in one of Christianity’s holy feasts. In Gaza, Israel hasn't issued any permits for Christians there to travel to Jerusalem until this moment.

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Christians celebrate Palm Sunday in Jerusalem

Christians celebrate Palm Sunday in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - On Sunday, March 25, 2018, Palm Sunday, many Christians from Jerusalem and the whole world gathered to celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, first with the celebration of a Pontifical Mass at the Holy Sepulcher, then with the traditional procession of the Palm fronds,  from Bethphagé to the Church of St. Anne.

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Yaser Al-Ayyash

Solemn entrance of new Greek Catholic Melkite Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - On Thursday, March 23, 2018, Archbishop Yaser Al-Ayyash, who was elected Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem on Friday, February 9, 2018, made his solemn entry into the Greek Catholic Melkite Patriarchate.

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Three young Latin Patriarchate seminarians instituted as lectors and acolytes

Three young Latin Patriarchate seminarians instituted as lectors and acolytes

Blessed are those who dwell in your house, they are ever praising you” (Psalms 84:4)

BEIT JALA - On Monday, March 19, 2018, the Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala presented Nadeem Giacaman and Wajdi Sahawneh to be instituted in the ministry of lector while Wajdi Twal received the ministry of acolyte during a solemn Mass presided by Bishop Boulos Marcuzzo, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine, and concelebrated by Fr. Yacoub Rafidi, rector of the Latin Patriarchal Seminary and other priests in presence of the seminarians, Sisters and parents.

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Solar Energy System in Latin Patriarchate schools: concrete steps to living Laudato Si'

Solar Energy System in Latin Patriarchate schools: concrete steps to living Laudato Si'

PALESTINE - In a world region where the sun shines for more than 320 days per year, installing solar photovoltaic panels comes as a very logical method for generating clean electricity. In Palestine, the Latin Patriarchate has installed a Photovoltaic System in its schools in five cities; Ramallah, Birzeit, Aboud, Beit Jala, Gaza and currently underway in Zababdeh. The environment-friendly system brings benefits not only to the Patriarchate’s schools but also to its kindergartens, priests’ houses, the Latin Patriarchal Seminary and printing press in Beit Jala.

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The Bishops of CELRA on their "ad Limina Apostolorum" visit

The Bishops of CELRA on their "ad Limina Apostolorum" visit

ROME - Please find below the statement issued by the Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions, which met in Rome from March 5-10, 2018.

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The Way of the Cross: the path of love and resurrection

The Way of the Cross: the path of love and resurrection

BEIT SAHOUR - During the Lenten Season, the Catholic Church celebrates the Way of the Cross devotion, where the faithful gather to recall with mindful affection the final path walked by Jesus during His earthly life, stopping, in the Church, at each of the 14 Stations of the Cross and chanting a hymn in honor of Mother Mary.

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Fall 2016 Newsletter from the Grand Magisterium:
  • Nr. XLIV - Fall 2016
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