Jerusalem Sunday on May 28, 2017 is an annual church observance to celebrate companionship in God’s mission with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The Diocese is a historic and active member of the Christian, ecumenical and interfaith community of the Middle East. It is home to several thousand Arab Anglicans in thirty parishes and situated in one of the world’s holiest destinations for Christian, Jewish and Muslim pilgrims.
Regrettably, few religious tourists to the Holy Land today encounter Palestinian and other Arab Christians, or visit a parish church, school or hospital. Jerusalem Sunday introduces us to the ‘living stones’ of the local Anglican church, to the ancestors of the first Christian communities indigenous to the region. Jerusalem Sunday is an opportunity to meet Arab sisters and brothers in Christ in the Anglican Communion, and hear them talk about discipleship in the 21st century.
The ministries of the Diocese of Jerusalem bring hope, skills, health; a peaceful future to those they serve. Jerusalem Sunday is also an opportunity for Anglicans in Canada to send a measure of financial support to these ministries, especially the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for Disabled Children. The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre provides a wide range of support services to the children and adults of East Jerusalem living with disabilities. Key aspects of its work include programs for children with severe hearing impairment, autism and a mainstreaming school which teach children in integrated classrooms. Jerusalem Sunday offerings will provide support to the Children’s Hydrotherapy Program.
Offerings can be sent by cheque to:
Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2
Please make cheques payable to The Anglican Church of Canada and indicate in the note space Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre. A tax receipt will be issued for all donations over $10.