Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem


June 17, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney and Iskandar Majlaton, Finance Director at the Princess Basma Centre

On the UTO trip to the Holy Land, one of the places we visited (and spent longer than we were supposed to because we had such a wonderful experience there) was the Princess Basma Centre. Years ago, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited the Centre and was so impressed with its work...

May 1, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney

I was getting brunch with a friend yesterday, and the conversation turned to assisted living services. My friend was expressing how her family has gotten a lot of flak for putting her grandmother in such a facility, and I shared that I was familiar with the industry because my mother has been...

March 13, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney

“It’s like a big prison.”

My cab driver summarized life in Palestine in this way as he drove me to the airport in Tel Aviv where I would depart for home. He grew up and still resides in the Mount of Olives, which is adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City. Earlier that day, following a short...

March 13, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip answered him, “Come and see.”  – John 1:46

For those of you that follow the UTO Facebook page, you know that recently Katelyn and I were honored guests of the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem. In all my years of...

January 9, 2018

By: Lynn Headly, St. Michael and All Angels Church, Corona del Mar, California

This month, we bring you a note that is a reminder of the reach of UTO. When you are travelling, be sure to check the UTO grant list to see if you might happen upon a grant site.

This was the fifth pilgrimage to Jerusalem that I organized for my home parish, St. Michael and All Angels,...

May 11, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Canterbury has described the imminent re-opening of St Peter’s Anglican Church in Jaffa as a story of hope. The church has been closed since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The Diocese of Jerusalem is now working on renovating it, with hopes that...

May 7, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The experience of the church in this region has been of a suffering church for centuries. Sometimes life has been better, sometimes it is less bad. But the nature of suffering is that when it is happening it is all consuming. Every part of life is dominated by...

March 19, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Board of Mission, which is the national mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia, has called on Anglicans to support partners in Jerusalem and Australia to give the gifts of health and education this Easter.

Full article.

March 8, 2017

By: Elizabeth Boe, Staff Officer for Global Mission Engagement

“The history of Jerusalem is the history of the world,” so begins historian Simon Sebag Montefiore’s book Jerusalem: The Biography.

I love history. It was always my favorite subject in school.

As a person of faith, the opportunity to experience the history of Jerusalem takes on a...

March 6, 2017

By: Elizabeth Boe, Staff Officer for Global Mission Engagement

“We pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”

I’ve heard these words before. I’ve prayed these words before. But they took on a deeper meaning after I heard them prayed while sitting in St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem. By that point, I had only been in Jerusalem for about 42 hours but I had...


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