Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East

The Church covers Jerusalem, Iran, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Gulf. The Jerusalem bishopric was founded in 1841 and became an archbishopric in 1957. Reorganization in January 1976 ended the archbishopric and combined the Diocese of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria with the Jerusalem bishopric after a nineteen-year separation. Around the same time, the new Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf was formed and the Diocese of Egypt was revived. The Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr in Jerusalem is known for its ministry to pilgrims. St George's College, Jerusalem, is in partnership with the Anglican Communion.

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September 26, 2011

The residency permits and visas that enable Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani and his family to reside legally in Jerusalem have been reinstated after 13 months of the documentation being denied by Israel's Ministry of Interior.

"I want to thank all of you, my friends and...

September 20, 2011

The Sept. 21 release of U.S. hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal from an Iranian prison "affirms the importance of the role of religious dialogue and its end product in this case, public diplomacy, as we seek ways to define common ground between our two countries," said Diocese of Washington...

July 18, 2011

Climbing Stone Mountain in the Georgia humidity and triple-digit heat was one of the hardest things 11-year-old Miller had ever done -- but he managed just fine, with a little help from his newfound friends.

There were nearly two dozen of them, in fact; 11- to 13-year-old Muslims, Jews...

July 12, 2011

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on July 12 launched an appeal for funds to help sustain Christian communities in the Holy Land, according to a press release from Lambeth Palace.

"I returned from a visit to the Holy Land last year with a very, very strong sense that we had to do...

May 23, 2011

Episcopalians in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles held silent prayer vigils in protest of Israeli treatment of Palestinians on May 24, the day Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress about the peace process.

They sought to send a message about the...

March 29, 2011

I recently returned from a two-week pilgrimage to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, my third trip to the area. It was emotionally devastating.

I travelled in the company of some 30 Northern California members of Friends of Sabeel North America. Sabeel is an ecumenical...

February 3, 2011

A national Christian coalition has expressed its concern for the stalled negotiations in the Middle East peace process, and is urging the Obama administration not to block a draft U.N. Security Council resolution calling on Israel to stop illegal construction of settlements in East Jerusalem...

February 1, 2011

Bishop Mouneer Anis of the Diocese of Egypt has written a letter of appreciation for all the prayers and messages sent from around the world in light of the recent instability and anti-government protests in that country.

"In the midst of the turmoil which Egypt is going through, we have...

January 30, 2011

"If ever I've had a role to play, it's right now," said the Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, an Episcopal Church mission partner living in Egypt, after a week of anti-government demonstrations and violence have been the cause of more than 100 deaths.

Chandler was speaking with ENS on Jan. 31...

January 19, 2011

Somehow, it was not obvious to me that Christians in the Holy Land, descendents of the Apostles, are Palestinian. Those blond Jesus images from childhood take a long time to erase. Palestinian Christians did not convert to Christianity; they've lived and spread Christ's message throughout the...

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