Today we had a very special service. We prayed the 14th Stations of the Cross in the houses in BirZeit. We made this event for many reasons: By Fr. Iyad Twal, Parish Priest in Birzeit My dear brothers and sisters, Today we had a very special service. We prayed the 14th Stations of the Cross in the houses in BirZeit. We made this event for many reasons: 1. The community used to go to Jerusalem during the lent time to pray in the different churches where our lord passed in His way to the crux fiction. But this year because of the crisis we decided to do it in the town. (We are not allowed to go and visit Jerusalem). 2. Every single house passes through a difficult time, and it looks like really that every family has a “painful story” or life. 3. It could be a great spiritual lesson, that regardless of the pain and the hard time, we have a mission to accomplish, a faith to believe in and God’s love to share and make it real in our daily life. It was a surprising blessing that many people assisted and many people were waiting in the houses to pray and keep the candle of hope lightened that one day we will celebrate the resurrection … Also many Muslims and even some Christians thought that we are doing kind of Peaceful and “prayful” manifestation. One of the surprising things that some families asked to pray the death of Jesus in their houses!!!! As we shared together the difficult time and the prayers, I ask you please to continue with us this path and pray with us that one day we will realize our dream, a justice and peaceful life in the “Land of Absent peace”. Abouna iyad
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- September 21st, 2016| 0 Comments