Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 2011 Newsletter

Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 2011 Newsletter

Easter Greetings from Bishop Dawani

Dear Friends,

Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

The celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is always a time to renew our faith and commitment as faithful people. The mission of the Church here in the Holy City of Jerusalem and throughout the Holy Land continues to be focused on building bridges of peace and reconciliation rooted in the love of God for all his children.

With the resurrection our faith is renewed to greater commitment to the mission of the Church as both a pastoral presence and as a faithful witness through which God’s love may be experienced by all of our neighbors, no matter their religious beliefs. The mission of Christ is to love all people, not to condemn, but to love. The mission of the Church here continues to be a source of God’s love shining the light of hope through our parishes, schools, hospitals and clinics.

The source of our celebration is and must always remain in the power of the resurrection faith of Easter morning. This is the day which defeated, once and for all, the power of death and grave to control the lives of faithful people. Our faith is renewed in the shadow of the empty cross. Our commitment finds new courage as we look into the empty tomb. Our hope for the future is strong for it is the love of God in Christ Jesus which fills our hearts.

+ Suheil Dawani

Click here to read the April 2011 newsletter, including the following stories:

  • Women’s Workshop, Amman

  • Easter Celebrations in Jordan

  • St George’s College Farewell Reception

  • Easter Celebrations at St. George’s Cathedral

  • Bishop Suheil attends the Islamic World Conference in Washington DC

  • Bishop Suheil decalres ‘Japan Relief Sunday’