Posts Tagged “Holy Land”

Taybeh’s annual OktoberFest to be held Sept. 16 & 17

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Taybeh’s annual OktoberFest to be held Sept. 16 & 17

Taybeh’s annual OktoberFest to be held Sept. 16 & 17 OktoberFest is more than about drinking alcohol. It is a part of the Christian heritage. Consumed in moderation and with the spirit of fellowship and Palestinian comradery. This year, OktoberFest will be celebrated on Sept. 16 and 17th in Taybeh, one of the most important…

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HCEF program reconnects diaspora youth with Palestine

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HCEF program reconnects diaspora youth with Palestine

Knowing your heritage is the key foundation of successful activism to bring peace and justice to Palestine and restoring Palestinian rights. The Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) is hosting its 5th annual summer program to bring Palestinians back to Palestine and understand Palestinian culture, history and aspirations firsthand By Ray Hanania The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical…

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Middle East Christians get training to reinforce faith

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Middle East Christians get training to reinforce faith

The Ecumenical Institute for the Middle East will launch a new program to bring Christians from the throughout the Arab World together to strengthen their faith in hopes of reinforcing the vanishing Christian presence in the Middle East and Holy land. Participants will come from Levant countries including Palestine, Jordan, Syrian, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and…

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Middle East Orthodox Christians observe Easter

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Middle East Orthodox Christians observe Easter

Orthodox Christians, mainly from the Middle East or Mediterranean region, closely follow the same traditions as Catholics and Protestants, but in a fundamental origin that has been preserved over the two millennium. The Orthodox Easter observations and celebrations begin a week after mainstream Christians leading up to this year’s important Easter date, Sunday April 12, 2015 By…

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Celebrating the Baptism of Christ on the Jordan River

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Celebrating the Baptism of Christ on the Jordan River

By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. It was simply a most glorious celebration of the Epiphany on the Jordan River today according to the Old Julian calendar. There were hundreds of priests, nuns and thousands of people from all walks of life coming to the precious site where over 2,000 years ago “…the heavens were…

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Winter storm gathers over Occupied Palestine

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Winter storm gathers over Occupied Palestine

By Mohammed Asad A winter storm brought unusually cold weather and snow and rain to Occupied Palestine this past week. Snow blanketed much of the Holy Land adding a nice touch to the Orthodox Christmas which was celebrated throughout occupied Palestine. Hit hardest were residents of the Gaza Strip which was devastated by Israel’s war…

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