Connecticut pilgrims reflect on their time in the Holy Land
August 23, 2019- Posted in Jerusalem, Pilgrim Stories, Pilgrimage
In July 2019 a group of Episcopalians called The Holy Landers along with other members of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, including Bishops Ian Douglas and Laura Ahrens, made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. A few of their members have written movingly of their...
St. George’s School Offers Hope and a Future to Palestinian Young Men
November 4, 2018- Posted in Education, Jerusalem, People, Pilgrim Stories, Pilgrimage
by the Rev. Cn. Nicholas T. Porter Our first morning in Jerusalem began with a visit to St. George’s School. The sprawling school is an integral part of the St. George’s Cathedral Close, and the sound of students announces the arrival of each new day....
This Beautiful Work Transforms Lives
October 29, 2018- Posted in Disabilities, Jerusalem, Jordan, People, Pilgrim Stories, Pilgrimage
by Lisa Sams As a relatively new member of the AFEDJ Board, the October Board trip to Jordan, Palestine, and Israel was the first time I had seen many of the schools, hospitals and centers for the disabled run by the Episcopal Church in the...