Category Archives: News from the Holy Land

A special ritual for the feast of Saint George, the “Prince of Martyrs”

Every year on 5th and 6th May the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of Saint George, their most important martyr. This commemoration includes spiritual experiences and religious rituals befitting such an anniversary. As every year on 5th May Naseem begins his preparation for the feast of Saint George with the bread that will be given…
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Christians in Jerusalem celebrate the Ascension of the Lord

Forty days after his resurrection Jesus ascended into heaven. According to tradition this happened here at the summit of the Mount of Olives. Currently this place belongs to Muslims but on this occasion its doors are open so that Catholics may celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. These are two days of celebration and fraternal…
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The Order of Friars Minor: challenges in mission and evengelization

Representatives of the fourteen conferences of the Order of Friars Minor met in Jerusalem to reflect on challenges in evangeliation to today and on prospects for the future. From all over the world, Franciscans who make up the International Council for Mission and Evangelization gathered in Jerusalem. Reprenentatives of the fourteen conferences of the order…
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