November 15, 2016
The Diocese met together for the annual Majma (Diocesan Synod) in Amman, Jordan, on 15th and 16th November 2016. The meeting was opened by His Grace, The Most Reverend Suheil Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem in which he reflected on the ministry of John-the-Baptist. The Archbishop asked that the Diocese reflected on John-the-Baptist for the forthcoming church year. Meditations during the synod were led by the Reverend Hanna Dalley, and the Most Reverend Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough. Among those present were many friends of the Diocese including Archbishop Michael, Catherine Chapman (representing the Diocese of Ottawa and the Right Reverend John Chapman), the Reverend Uwe Graebe of EMS, Endicott Peabody of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, The Reverend Andrew Bowerman (Anglican Alliance), Mr Geoff Bowerman (father of Reverend Bowerman). Below is Archbishop Suheil's speech to the Majma.