Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 2012 newsletter
news from the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Summer has arrived in the Land of the Holy One and we are welcoming visitors and pilgrims from around the world. Within the Diocese we are running Summer Camps and enjoying time with family.
I was honored to be presented at the Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I spoke to the House of Bishops about our Christian brothers and sisters in the Land of the Holy One, and our continued ministry here. I also met with the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jeffries-Schori and some of our friends from the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Their ongoing support to us is greatly appreciated.
We have said good-bye to a dear friend, Haleem Bashlawi, our former chief accountant, as he has taken up an executive position in Haifa and gone on to pursue new endeavors. We welcome Ramzi Hallac, who is our new Chief Accountant at the Diocese.
I also welcome The Revd Canon John Organ and his wife Irene, to the St. George’s Close. Canon John is my Bishop’s Chaplain and Residential Canon. I look forward to working with him as together we build up the partnership between the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Anglican Church in Canada.
May your summer continue to be restful and full of blessings.
Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem