Today was an historic day in the Diocese of Jerusalem. For the first time since the establishment of Israel in 1948, a brand new Episcopal church has been consecrated in the Holy Land: Christ the King Church Tarshiha in Upper Galilee, near the Lebanese border. At noon, Archbishop Suheil Dawani, Bishop Hosam Naoum, and diocesan clergy gathered with Fr. Hatim Jiriys and representatives from his congregation for a moving service of consecration for the beautiful new building. Over the past three years, the parish has partnered with congregations in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, who have generously contributed towards the construction [...]
The Diocese of Jerusalem and the Diocese of Southwark in England met together online to sign an historic Covenant Agreement, formalizing a Companion Relationship between the two dioceses. Following their worship together in noonday prayer, Archbishop Suheil Dawani and Bishop Christopher Chessun signed the agreement, which commits the two dioceses to deepening their relationship with each other in prayer, spiritual reflection, theological education, mutual support, and pilgrimage. The event was broadcast live on YouTube and can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/OwvdnvXLz84
Because of lockdown restrictions, today's annual exchange of Christmas greetings between the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem was smaller and had to be done virtually. Nevertheless, the shared messages of hope in our celebration of Christ's birth at Christmas time were no less heartfelt, as were the expressed wishes for a Happy New Year, one in which we see an end of the pandemic and a new commitment by the nations of the world to work for a just and lasting peace here in the land where Jesus was born.
On 27 September 2016, Archbishop Suheil met the board of the Princess Basma Center.
Archbishop Suheil opened the new wing of St John’s Anglican Church, Haifa.
Meeting with the Presiding Bishop and Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Mexico the Most Reverend Francisco Moreno.
Archbishop Suheil Dawani and Archdeacon Samuel Barhoum met staff at the Christ School, Nazareth at preparatory day for teachers on the new 2016-20
On Sunday 28th of August 2016, Archbishop Suheil Dawani met with the Reverend Rachel Nyback and members of St Cross Episcopal Church Diocese of Los Angeles.
The Archbishop met Mazen Karam and Zahi Khoury from the Bethlehem Development Foundation.
Archbishop Suheil and Dean Hosam welcomed the Rev Fuad Dagher and members of St Paul’s Church, Shefa’amr to St George’s Cathedral.
On 23 August 2016, at the start of the new 2016-2017 academic year, Archbishop Suheil Dawani and Canon Fa’eq Haddad met staff at The Ahliyyah School for Girls, the Bishop’s School for Boys, and the Ahliyyah and Bishop’s Kindergarten. The meeting was hosted by the director, Mrs. Haifa Najjar, and members of the school’s board also attended.
The Rev Lawrence Hilditch has resigned from the Anglican International School in Jerusalem and as such relinquished his canonry at St George’s Cathedral and his license at St George’s Cathedral and Christchurch. Please hold Lawrence and his family in your prayers.
On Wednesday the Archbishop Suheil Dawani met with the Bishop of Oklahoma, Rt Rev Dr Edward J Konieczny and a group of pilgrim from the Diocese of Oklahoma.
Archbishop Suheil Dawani preached and presided at St. Luke’s Church, Marka and St. Paul's Church Ashrafiyeh.
Archbishop Suheil Dawani visited the Elderly People's Home in Ashrafieh, Amman.
The Third Summer camp was held at St Margret’s Guest House from 8–12 August 2016 and was attended by young people from our Parishes in Palestine and Israel. The theme of the week was 'Sowing & Reaping'.
During their recent brief visit to the UK, the Archbishop and Mrs Dawani visited Southwark Cathedral and hosted a lunch by kind permission of the Dean of Southwark, The Very Reverend Andrew Nunn and through the generosity of the Bishop of Southwark, The Right Reverend Christopher Chessum.
A 'dream realized' after 25 years! - the Queen Helena Project in Jerusalem. After 25 long years, work has at last started on the Housing Investment Project for the Diocese of Jerusalem.
Peter Makari brought a delegation of members from the Reformed Church in America to meet The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, The Most Reverend Suheil Dawani. During their meeting they discussed the development of a future relationship between The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Reformed Church in America.
Archbishop Suheil Dawani attended Ramadan Iftar at St. Luke’s Hospital in Nablus, also in attendance were Dr. Walid Kerry the General Manger of the Hospital, Reverend Ibrahim Nairouz, Dr. Hisham Nassar and Mr Amin Abu Hanna.