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Letters from Taybeh: Receiving the Holy Fire in Taybeh

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

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 »

Letter from Taybeh: Holy Mother celebrated in Jerusalem

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

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: With Prayers and Greetings from the Holy Land on the 25th March 2016

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, Today is such a big day in Greece (my birthplace) that I must wish all of my Greek friends a Happy Greek Independence Day and its an even bigger day for Orthodoxy to wish everyone a blessed Holy Annunciation celebration. For our many friends across the world who are celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord, please accept our sincere ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: A Day of Irony and Tragedy

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, Across America everyone celebrated Thanksgiving and since I am still in the USA, I pray and hope you had a blessed Happy Thanksgiving weekend. We give glory to God for all things! I am personally thankful for the hope Christ offers with all of our struggles. Today was the Feast Day of St. Philoumenos, ... Read More »

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 »