Holy Lands

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We live in the third millennium, in what is supposed to be a very advanced world on all levels; in times that should bring people closer to their inner selves, bringing out the best in each....
On May 31, 2020, clergy and faithful of the Latin Patriarchate celebrated Pentecost Mass at the Dormition Abbey, a stone’s throw from the Holy Place, commemorating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, which is affiliated with the Latin Patriarchate, has posted an awareness film on how believers ought to act when returning to churches,...
The feast of the Visitation commemorates the visit by the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, after having learned that she was to become the mother of Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit. The...
The celebrations for the feast of Pentecost in Jerusalem started in St Saviour’s church. On Sunday 31st May, the Custos of the Holy Land, Fr. Francesco Patton, presided the Solemn Mass in the church...
Following is the homily of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, for Pentecost Sunday, Year A, May 31, 2020: Very Reverend...
Members of the Council of the Heads of Churches in Jordan met on Saturday, May 30, at the Greek Orthodox Vicariate in Amman to prepare a new mechanism and issue instructions prior to the reopening of...
It has officially been decided to reopen churches in Jordan effective Sunday, June 7, while taking into consideration strict precautionary measures. During a press conference held on Thursday, May 28...
Marking the soon-to-be canonization of Blessed Charles de Foucauld, Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader conducted an interview on Thursday, May 28, with Sister...
The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Holy Land, will join Marian sanctuaries across the world to pray the Holy Rosary on Saturday May 30 at 6:30pm. Pope Francis will lead the live-...
Following is the meditation of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, for Pentecost Sunday, Year A, May 31, 2020: On this feast...
The Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem has reopened its doors to the faithful limiting access to 50 people at a time. In the Holy Land, Tuesday 26 May is the turn of the Basilica of the Nativity...
The International Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians took place on Sunday, May 17. Organized every spring at the initiative of the Œuvre d’Orient, the event includes conferences, times of prayer,...
The Council of Latin Patriarchate Priests in Jordan, chaired by Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali has called for holding a spiritual retreat which was conducted this time by...
On the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, Paolo Felicetti and Giacomo Dainotti, seminarians of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Galilee, were admitted to the orders, completing a decisive step in...
Following the evolvement of the situation in the Holy Land, we the Heads of the Three Communities, custodians of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, wish to inform that starting on May 26th...
The new digital exhibition titled, "The Printer’s Small Library. Books, Reference Works, and Handbooks on the Shelf of the Franciscan Printing Press in Jerusalem" will be online on the site of the...
While throughout the country, various businesses and areas are starting to reopen after the Covid-19 emergency, on Sunday, May 24, at the church of St Saviour six Franciscan friars were ordained...
His Majesty King Abdullah delivered an address to the nation from Raghadan Palace, on the occasion of Jordan’s 74th Independence Day, marked on Monday, May 25. “Jordanians have always been fully...
Following is the text of the statement issued on May 21, 2020 regarding the reopening of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem: Following the evolvement of the situation in the Holy Land,...