A celebration of Mother’s Day with young and the young at heart
Every year, on March 21, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) celebrates Mother’s Day in the Middle East at Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center (BSCC). This special occasion carries with it all the meanings of gratitude, loyalty, and love to all mothers who made huge sacrifices for their
HCEF/BSCC Celebrates Valentine’s Day with elders loved ones
On 13/2/2023, Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center (BSCC,) in cooperation and partnership with the municipality of Atara, organized a celebration on the occasion of Valentine's Day at the BSCC for the elders from the towns of Birzeit and Atara, in honor of their giving and love for their children
Happy New Year 2023
Help us to reach our year-end impact goal and to make a year-round positive impact on the lives of Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land. Help us to help them carry the Cross. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by New Year’s Eve! It is through YOUR generosity that we
Christmas Message from Sir Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS, HCEF President and CEO
Please remember Palestinians this Christmas season, remember the words of St. Paul: “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26a Sir Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS Dear brothers and sisters, I wish you a blessed and Merry Christmas as we come once again to the
A Celebration on International Elders Day
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) celebrated the International Day of Elders at the Birzeit Social Development & Cultural Center (BSCC), on October 3rd. Though the seniors contribute to the well-being of society, they feel marginalized and isolated. The BSCC honor these individuals through this ceremony that recognizes their
HCEF Provides Flu Vaccination to the Elders at BSCC
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), in coordination with the Ramallah Health Directorate and Birzeit Clinic, held it is annual flu vaccination day on November 14, 2022. Forty-four seniors from Birzeit and Atara received the flu vaccine at the Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center (BSCC), an affiliate of
The children of the Friends School gave musical performances to elders of Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center
Birzeit - Saturday 11/12/2022 In a festive atmosphere, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), in coordination with the Friends School Ramallah, organized a ceremony on the International Day of Elders, which falls on the first of October of the current year. The ceremony was organized at Birzeit Social Development
Palestinian Heritage Day 2022
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation and The Know Thy Heritage Commemorate Palestinian Heritage Day Palestinian Heritage, Cause, and Identity The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and The Know Your Heritage Inc. (KTH) celebrated the annual Palestinian Heritage Day at its Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center (BSCC).
HCEF Distributes 250 Food and Health Parcels to Needy families in Palestine
The situation in Palestine is catastrophic for everyone—spiritually, mentally, and materially. Individuals and families there are in dire need and suffering due to the difficult economic conditions caused by food shortages that are widespread around the world, the continued spread of the Corona virus, and the Israeli occupation. In continuation
HCEF Celebrate Easter with the Elders.
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) celebrated Easter with elders representing every Palestinian Christian denomination at the Birzeit Cultural Community Center on Thursday, 4/21/2022. Father Louis Hazboun, Pastor of the Latin Patriarchate parish in Birzeit, began the celebration with prayer and the Eucharist for the elderly. Then he announced
HCEF Sponsors another Iftar Ramadan for the Elders.
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) sponsored a second Ramadan Iftar (“Breaking the Fast”) at its Birzeit Social and Cultural Center (BSCC) on Thursday, 28/4/2022. The purpose of this Ramadan Iftar, which is hosted by the Foundation in this holy month, is to bring joy and happiness to the
HCEF Hosted an Iftar to Celebrate Ramadan Confirming Muslim-Christian Coexistence in Palestine
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation hosted the Ramadan Iftar (break the fast) under the auspices of Her Excellency Dr. Mai Kaila, the Palestinian Minister of Health. This Iftar is a true example for the whole world as a model of interfaith coexistence between Palestinian Muslims and Christians. Organized at
Easter Message 2022 from Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS.
A Celebration Of Hope The Message Of Easter Dear Brothers and Sisters, Greetings! During Holy Week, we journey with Jesus from scenes of temporal victory, through the shadows of betrayal, denial, and into the hideous darkness of sin. Finally our hearts rise with Christ on Easter Sunday, when we celebrate
Tribute To Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J., Cannon of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and HCEF Co-founder
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would like to pay tribute to an honored friend, a true American, and a global citizen who passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. He was 77 years old. Fr. Cannon Drew Christiansen, S.J. Among his many wonderful deeds, he was the co-founder of HCEF.
HCEF Celebrates Mother’s Day
HCEF Celebrates Mother's Day “Paradise is under the feet of mothers.” Annually on March 21, the HCEF honors mothers with a festive celebration of Mother’s Day. This event expresses loyalty and love for our mothers as well as recognition of their sacrifices, which are so great that their sons