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December 11, 2012

Advent/Christmas service from Bethlehem and Washingon

O Little Town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

A Simultaneous Service from
Washington National Cathedral
and
The Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church
In Bethlehem, Palestine

Saturday, December 22, 2012
10:00 AM EST in Washington, DC
5:00 PM in Bethlehem
Join live on-line

Wherever you are in the world, you are invited to come to Bethlehem to worship Christ, the newborn King!   The service will be broadcast live at 10:00 AM EST at the National Cathedral's website, so that people everywhere can tune in ...

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April 20, 2012

Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb Encourages Viewers to Watch "60 Minutes" This Sunday (22 April)

CBS News "60 Minutes" will be broadcasting a story about the shrinking population of the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land this Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and other Palestinian Christian leaders were interviewed as part of production for this news story.

Bob Simon reports on the slow exodus from the Holy Land of Palestinian Christians, who say life in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become too difficult. Harry Radliffe is the producer.

For those of you who do not have access to CBS News in your ...

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December 12, 2011

Worship in Bethlehem - Saturday, December 17

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land:

This Saturday, December 17, 2011, you are invited to join with worshippers in Bethlehem, Washington, D.C., and around the world for the fifth annual joint simulcast Christmas service. 

Prayers, readings, and hymns alternate between Washington, D.C., and Palestine via the Internet, drawing together people of different lands, languages, and ethnic backgrounds in celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace. 



To widen the congregation, the service is also webcast live from the home page of the National Cathedral starting at 10 AM EST on Saturday, 17 ...

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August 12, 2010

The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb at 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, long-time partner of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, brought greetings at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Peacemaking: The Believers' Calling sponsored by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program...

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August 9, 2010

Celebrating 30 years of peacemaking

Peacemakers of all ages gathered for a dessert to mark the 30th anniversary of Peacemaking: The Believers' Calling at the 219th General Assembly (2010) in Minneapolis. As long as there have been Presbyterians, there been Presbyterian peacemakers - Presbyterians who...

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