Global Partnerships

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus: An Easter Journey with Palestinian Christians

Offering reflections and teaching on the Sunday Gospel readings during the Easter season, this seven-video series from the Office of Global Partnerships will feature Archbishop Hosam Naoum and other clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

On Easter Sunday, a reflection with the archbishop will premiere at sunrise in Jerusalem on this page and The Episcopal Church’s Facebook page. The following six videos will be posted on Wednesdays starting April 3.

“The goal of this series is to help us explore and understand the Easter Gospels through a unique voice and lens—that of Palestinian Christians,” said Archdeacon Paul Feheley, The Episcopal Church partnership officer for the Middle East.

The videos will include English and Arabic readings of the Gospel passages, as well as insights shared from each speaker about the Scripture and information about their respective contexts.

Over the course of the Easter season, we will learn from: 

  • The Most Rev. Hosam Elias Naoum, Diocese of Jerusalem – Easter Sunday
  • The Rev. Canon Wadie Far, St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem – Second Sunday of Easter
  • The Rev. Nael Abu Rahmoun, Christ Church, Nazareth – Third Sunday of Easter 
  • The Rev. Canon Fuad Dagher, St. Paul’s Church, Shefa’amr – Fourth Sunday of Easter
  • The Rev. Canon Hatem Shehadeh, St. John’s & St. Luke’s, Haifa – Fifth Sunday of Easter
  • The Rev. Jameel Maher Khader, St. Philip’s Church, Nablus & Good Shepherd Church, Rafidia – Sixth Sunday of Easter
  • The Rev. Fadi Diab, St. Andrew’s Church, Ramallah & St. Peter’s Church, Birzeit – Seventh Sunday of Easter

The Rev. David Copley

Director, Global Partnerships and Mission Personnel

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