Holy Lands

In reversal from last year, Christians can miss work but no national holiday. In a departure from last year and a return to the custom of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in previous years, PA workers...
In August 2014, hundreds of Iraqi refugees, fleeing Daesh, flock to the Marka-Hashemi neighborhood, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Amman, near the Latin Parish of Marka. Father Khalil Jaar...
The Custos of the Holy Land was welcomed to Emmaus Al-Qubeibeh by a large crowd, the band, the scouts and the mayor. In order to commemorate Jesus’ manifestation to the disciples in Emmaus, every...
The Latin bishops and priests of Jordan on Thursday, April 5, gathered to attend a Mass celebrated by Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali, in observation of the Holy Thursday...
April 2, 2018, Monday after Easter, the day of the resurrection of Christ, more than fifty people marched from Jerusalem to Emmaus-Nicopolis to relive the journey of the “disciples of Emmaus” 2000...
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, welcomed the Heads of Churches at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem...
The bells and the organ pierced the silence: Easter was thus announced in Jerusalem. With the anticipation of the Easter vigil on Saturday morning, the Holy Sepulcher was the first place in the world...
World Council of Churches WCC) General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has decried both the violence and the denial of the right to nonviolent and peaceful protest on the border. After at least 17...
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Naour and the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Palm Sunday, on April 1, which precedes Easter celebrations. After the procession which symbolically...
Today, over one billion Christians worldwide celebrate the death and resurrection of their Savior Jesus Christ, remembering that Jesus was ridiculed and persecuted in his life. Celebrants this week...
Following is the homily of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, for Easter Sunday: 2018: The Paschal Mystery of the...
Br. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land issued on Saturday, March 31 Easter Message 2018. Following is the text of the text of the message: We are inside the Edicule of the Holy Sepulcher, we...
Following is the text of an Easter message issued by Emeritus Patriarch Michel Sabbah on Saturday, March 31, 2018: Today is the glorious day of resurrection. Jesus really did. Today is the Eid of...
Under the auspices of the Lady of the Holy Sepulcher Ms. Bdour Nino Imseih and the Imseih family, Caritas Jordan has inaugurated a productive kitchen with the support of the Karam Imseih Fund for...
The Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem have issued the Easter Message (2018).In their message, they say: "The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead is a constant reminder...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media Fr. Rif’at Bader addressed the ceremony marking the Christian-Islamic celebration of the Annunciation at Al Hussein Cultural Center, Ras Al ‘Ain...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan held the first Christian-Islamic celebration of the Annunciation on Wednesday, March 28 under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister His...
The last hours of Jesus’ life: dinner with the disciples, Judas’ betrayal, Jesus’ prayer to the Father on the Mount of Olives, and his scourging and crucifixion. The Wednesday of Holy Week in...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan Fr. Rif’at Bader has said that the message of the first Islamic Christian celebration of the "Feast of the Annunciation" in the...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan will hold a Christian-Islamic celebration of the Annunciation at Al Hussein Cultural Center, Ras Al-Ain, Amman, on Wednesday, March 28, at 6...