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Letter from Taybeh: Stuck in America and Shocked

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, As I stared at my key board for over a month, I could not seem to write a word about the terrible conditions in Israel/Palestine.  I am simply just shocked.  It is September 28, 2000 all over again when the 2nd uprising started. People are fed up and cannot tolerate occupation anymore.  The non-violent action ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Wishing you a Blessed Ecclesial New Year

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, We hope you will have a blessed and happy new ecclesiastical year filled with many fruits of the Holy Spirit.  A few days a bit late with our good wishes for our friends on the new calendar but a bit too early for our friends on the old.  Either way, please know how much we appreciate your ... Read More »

Letters From Taybeh: Have a blessed Holy Pentecost ‏

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, I pray and hope all of you are well and will continue to have all of God’s blessings. I would like to share with you some personal news that one of the happiest moments as a parent is seeing my son Dr. Constantine David Khoury graduate today here in Miami from Ross University Medical School. ... Read More »

TAYBEH’S PLEA FOR THE LAST CHRISTIANS OF THE HOLY LAND

Road to Emmaus (RTE) magazine, Fall, 2010 (Vol. XI, No. 4 #43) In 1995, after college and graduate studies, Greek-American Maria C. Khoury (B.A., Hellenic College, A.L.M, Harvard Univ., Ed.D. Boston Univ.), left Boston for her Palestinian husband’s native village of Taybeh on the West Bank, where she has been a constant spokeswoman for non-violence in the Holy Land and an advocate for ... Read More »

Baptism in ruins of Arab village disrupted by Jewish neighbours

Shlomi residents called out racial slurs, say Israeli Arabs; Shlomi official sympathizes with residents, calling baptism ‘provocation.’ By Jack Khoury | April 28, 2014 A baptism ceremony held in the ruins of the uprooted Arab village of al-Bassa on Sunday was disturbed by several residents of Shlomi, the Jewish town that was built over part of the village’s lands. A ... Read More »

St Ephrem the Syrian – Nineteen Hymns on the Nativity of Christ in the Flesh.

Hymn 1 This is the day that gladdened them, the Prophets, Kings, and Priests, for in it were their words fulfilled, and thus were the whole of them indeed performed! For the Virgin this day brought forth Immanuel in Bethlehem. The voice that of old Isaiah spoke,[1] today became reality. He was born there who in writing should tell the Gentiles’ number! The Psalm that David once sang, by its fulfilment came today! The word that Micah once spoke,[2]  today had ... Read More »

THE PROMISE TO ABRAHAM FULFILLED IN CHRIST

St. Ireaneus, Against Heresies, Book 4, Chapters 7, 10, 11, 23 Therefore Abraham also, knowing the Father through the Word, who made heaven and earth, confessed Him to be God; and having learned, by an announcement [made to him], that the Son of God would be a man among men, by whose advent his seed should be as the stars ... Read More »