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Letters from Taybeh

Letters from Taybeh: Pascal Greetings 2017

Holy Fire at the Holy Sepulchre

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, The Miracle of the Holy Fire arrived in Taybeh from the Holy City of Jerusalem (via Ramallah) with our cousin Ibrahim and his son Philip approximately at 5:30 pm in the afternoon on this Great and Holy Saturday! A most glorious ecumenical celebration and scouts parade led to placing the flame on the altar of Saint George Greek Orthodox ... Read More »

Letters from Taybeh: Receiving the Holy Fire in Taybeh

Taybeh - Palestine

By Maria C. Khoury, Ed.D. “O Gladsome Light, of the Holy glory of the Immortal Father, heavenly Holy, blessed Jesus Christ!” (Holy Saturday Morning Prayers) Everyone should have a favorite day in the Church calendar and as an Orthodox Christian living in the land of Christ’s Holy Resurrection (in the only all-Christian village still left in Palestine), mine happens to ... Read More »

Letters from Taybeh: Lenten Greetings 2017

Taybeh - Palestine

Dear Friends of Taybeh, I started my day by lighting a candle at the Byzantine ruins of Saint George Church asking the Lord to grant all of you a Blessed Holy Great Lenten journey. May  the Lord bless you with many fruits of the Holy Spirit.  And, although I cleaned out my refrigerator of all the cheese and dairy in ... Read More »

Letters from Taybeh: Nativity Greetings

Taybeh - Palestine

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, It was very exciting this evening for the first time to have a wonderful Christmas scouts parade on the main street in Taybeh. This has been a beautiful Bethlehem tradition that this year also spread to Ramallah and Nazareth just like we celebrate receiving the Miracle of the Holy Fire from the Holy-Life-Giving-Tomb-of-Christ in Jerusalem. Thus from the land ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Reflection from my Christian Eyes

Taybeh - Palestine

By Dr. Maria C. Khoury The Day after Yom Kippur, I decided I should be more faithful in practicing my religion. I have seen over the years how the West Bank is sealed off from the world from sundown to sundown for Yom Kippur and other solemn Jewish holy days. Did you know that the airplanes do not even land or take ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Holy Mother celebrated in Jerusalem

Taybeh - Palestine

It was a beautiful and solemn procession at four in the morning to walk the icon of the Theotokos, the Holy Mother of God, from the monastery next to the Holy Sepulchre all the way down the via Delorosa to reach the empty tomb of the Virgin Mary at the bottom of the hill below the Russian Orthodox Convent at ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Palestinian Oktoberfest 2016

Mafar band at Taybeh Oktoberfest

Dear Friends of Taybeh, I pray and hope all of you are having a blessed wonderful summer! I am sharing one of my reflections here with a link and you are welcome to share it with any local media or post it for friends and family.  We are now strongly counting on others who know the good works of Taybeh to ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Paschal Greetings from the Holy Land 2016

Taybeh - Palestine

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, We are sending you sincere greetings from the sacred land of our Lord’s Resurrection on this most joyous Holy Saturday where the Miracle of the Holy Fire was received from the Holy-Life-Giving-Tomb-of-Christ in Jerusalem by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch His Beatitude Theophilos III. We prayerfully and anxiously waited until 5:30 pm to receive the Miracle of the Holy Fire ... Read More »