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Letter from Taybeh: Reflection from my Christian Eyes

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: Paschal Greetings from the Holy Land 2016

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 »

Letter from Taybeh: Palm Sunday Greetings from the West Bank

Hosanna in the highest, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, Today we celebrated a glorious Holy Palm Sunday with a beautiful ecumenical procession with all three of our church communities marching in the streets of the village leading to the 4th century Byzantine ruins of St. George Church. So ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Christmas Greetings but still stuck in America

Christ is Born!! Glorify Him!!! Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called  Emmanuel”(which means, God with us). Matthew 1:24 Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, I wish you a blessed Holy Christmas celebration! I sat in front of my computer screen many times to come up with something inspirational to share but I am ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Palestinian American at Lydda airport

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, I hope you are having a wonderful and blessed summer.  While people across the globe are enjoying these summer months with the freedom to travel, American citizens with a Palestinian background are not allowed to use the airport in Tel Aviv to visit their homeland. It was frustrating to read this account I am sharing ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Settlers put Taybeh land on fire

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, I have survived the Israeli security check one more time in safely returning to the village.  My prayer is for peace and stability so that I may organize the Taybeh Oktoberfest, September 19 & 20, 2015 in accordance with our non-violent action. In a brief conversation with the Mayor of Taybeh, Mr. Nadim Barakat, I was surprised ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Return to Taybeh and the burning of a church in Tiberias by Jewish Settlers

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, I was very blessed on my last day in Boston to hear who Fr. Christopher Metropolis, the new president of Hellenic College/Holy Cross calls “a living legend”, His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware speaking on “Divine Compassion and the Icon” sponsored by St. Catherine’s Vision.  But I was so nervous about traveling back home to the Holy Land ... Read More »

Letter From Taybeh: A Blessed Mother’s Day 2015

Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen! Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, As I am having a beautiful Mother’s Day in Boston, I must wish all of the beloved mothers I know and the beautiful women who are like mothers to others, a blessed Happy Mother’s Day.  It is also the day we can remember and pray for all ... Read More »