Holy Land Advent calendar starts each day of Advent with a splash of joy

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Posted Nov 18, 2021

Tony, a student at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Center in Beirut, blows a kiss on the first day of the school’s recent reopening. Look for more of Tony behind a door this December.

What better way to learn about the Christian witness of the current-day followers of Jesus in the place where he was born, lived, and ministered than a daily journey across the Holy Land.

Beginning on December 1 the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) will launch an online Holy Land Advent calendar to offer a daily glimpse into the lives of Holy Land Christians and the humanitarian ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon.

On some days you might open a door to a brief video or story that features a Christian leader serving their neighbors at a diocesan hospital or school. On other days you might encounter a friend of these remarkable ministries sharing the moment when their heart was transformed by the witness of the indigenous Christians – the living stones – of the Holy Land.

During this unsettled time, the AFEDJ Holy Land Advent calendar offers a way for individuals and families to participate in a meaningful daily Advent devotion.

Who knows what you’ll discover behind each new door? Check out the calendar at www.afedj.org/advent. Visit the calendar each day beginning December 1 or sign up to join American friends from across the Episcopal Church who have signed up to receive a daily email alert.

We hope you’ll join us on a daily journey of discovery and inspiration this Advent season.

AFEDJ is a nonpolitical, nonsectarian 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to transforming lives of the vulnerable and displaced in the Middle East through support of the schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities that are owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Syria and Lebanon. Learn more at www.afedj.org .