Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem March 2013 newsletter

Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem March 2013 newsletter

Dear Friends,

This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.

For Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

The reality, and the joyous affirmation of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, is at the very heart of the message for this day. The message is of hope, for us here in the Land of the Holy One, and for all our brothers and sisters throughout the world. We live into the Hope of peace and justice and reconciliation. Not only the reconciliation of peoples and lands but also of the schisms that lay between us and our neighbours, those relationships in families that need healing, our sadness and our sorrows.

This month of March has brought Spring and joy. I have celebrated the Enthronement of our 105th Archbishop of Canterbury with clergy from around the Anglican Communion. I have celebrated confirmations in some of our churches as young people have made their commitment to our Lord. I have celebrated the lives of dear ones who now live among the saints of heaven. Our lives are a continuing celebration as each season passes to another.

We, here in Jerusalem, continue our work of reaching out to others in ways that open new avenues for hope and strength in our daily lives. We give support to our fellow Christians, and as always work to maintain justice, equality and human rights.

I wish you peace and joy as you celebrate this Eastertide.

Peace, Salaam
Bishop Suheil Dawani
Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

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