Join the Bethlehem Prayer Service on December 18

Join the Bethlehem Prayer Service on December 18

Join the 4th Annual Bethlehem Prayer Service
  at Washington National Cathedral
Saturday, December 18, 2010

9:30 a.m. Gather

10:00 a.m. Worship Service

(Eastern Standard Time)
This is a joint simulcast service joining the National Cathedral with
Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem

Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW

Washington, DC 20016-5098 

Are you in the DC area? Then please come join worshippers in the National Cathedral. If you are elsewhere, in the U.S. or around the world, we encourage to you gather with others in your community to watch the service live at In Bethlehem, Palestinian Christians continue to bear witness to their faith this Christmas, as they have done for generations. Once again, let us join our voices with theirs in seeking and offering hope for a better future.

Prayers, readings, and hymns alternate between Washington, DC and Bethlehem bringing together people of different lands, languages, and ethnic backgrounds in celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace.

Participants in DC include: The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church; The Right Reverend John Bryson Chane, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; The Very Reverend Samuel T. Lloyd III, Dean of Washington National Cathedral; and The Reverend Richard H. Graham, Bishop, Metropolitan DC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

In Bethlehem, participants include The Right Reverend Suheil Dawani, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the Right Reverend Munib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and President of the Lutheran World Federation, and the Rev. Mitri Raheb of Bethlehem’s Christmas Lutheran Church.