Archbishop Pizzaballa celebrates the Feast of the Beatitudes in Galilee

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Archbishop Pizzaballa celebrates the Feast of the Beatitudes in Galilee

By Filippo De Grazia/ lpj.org

On Sunday January 27, 2019, in the place where Lord Jesus Christ spoke the Sermon on the Mount, the feast of the Beatitudes was celebrated. Numerous faithful gathered at the shrine where the Holy Mass took place, celebrated, as usual, on the last Sunday of January.

Since 1995, every last Sunday of January, the feast of the Beatitudes is celebrated on the mountain of the same name. This event is celebrated on the initiative of the Pastoral Synod of the Churches of the Holy Land, with the aim of bringing local communities closer to the Holy Sites.

This year Mass was presided over by Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and concelebrated by Bishop Boulos Marcuzzo, Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine, Moussa El-Hage, O.A.M.. Archbishop of the Maronite Archeparchy of Haifa and the Holy Land, and Fr. Hanna Kildani, Patriarchal Vicar in Nazareth. In this edition about 500 faithful came from all over Galilee to take part in an event born to animate the Christian life in the region more than twenty years ago and today became a regular appointment for local Christians.

The feast ended with a fraternal lunch, prepared for the occasion by the Franciscan nuns.

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 20:49
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