by Carole Buleza, Chair, Department of Christian Education
Connecting us to Jesus Christ
When I was young, I found a book about the Holy Land; the images of the holy sites fascinated me—Bethlehem, Golgotha, Cana—these were the places where Jesus walked and lived! He was real!
Images of all sorts surround us today. If your children text, tweet, and Facebook, they live in a world of distraction—is Jesus even on their radar? Let’s get back to basics—our faith, and our life itself, rests in a person who lived 2,000 years ago and lives still. Donate a poster to your church school and begin to surround the children with images that remind them of the reality of Jesus!
The Department of Christian Education plans to offer a few posters each summer for homes, classrooms, church hallways, and offices. A limited amount has been printed. They are available for a donation of $5, and come safely to you in a mailing tube. The smaller poster photo prints will be sent in a cardboard mailing envelope. Please print out the order form  and send a check to the Antiochian Department of Christian Education. The address is on the form.
The 5 x 7 prints, for a donation of $2 each, are ideal for personal use—framed for an icon corner, a bedside, for bookmarks, for gifts. When you pray, meditate upon the image and be drawn into the reality of Jesus.
Explanations for the 5 x 7 Poster Photo Prints, and for the Posters
For the 5x7 Poster Photo Print, “The Tomb of Christ” the words are: The edicule, or “kouvouklion,”over the tomb of Christ, Church of the Resurrection, Jerusalem. Every Pascha the Orthodox Patriarch brings out the Holy Fire that mysteriously appears in the tomb. Photo credit: Associated Press. Copyright: Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, antiochian.org/holylandposters. For the 5x7 “The Site of the Crucifixion,” the words are: The site of the Crucifixion, Church of the Resurrection, Jerusalem. Below the icon is the opening where the cross was mounted. Photo credit: holylandphotos.org. Copyright: Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, antiochian.org/holylandposters.
The Immortal Conqueror Poster
The words on the poster are: “Thy Resurrection, O Christ, our Savior, the angels in heaven sing! Enable us on earth to glorify Thee in purity of heart.” Orthodox Christians celebrate Pascha at the revered site of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, in the Church of the Holy Resurrection, Old City Jerusalem. The tomb and rock that covered it are in the central chapel, called the “edicule,” or in Greek, “kouvouklion.” Photo credit: Associated Press, permission obtained. Verse from the Paschal Service Procession. Poster copyright: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. antiochian.org/holylandposters.
Remember Me O Lord Poster
The words on the poster are: “Today is suspended upon the tree, He who suspended the earth upon the waters.” Chapel of Golgotha within the Church of the Holy Resurrection, Old City Jerusalem. In front of the icon of the Bridegroom is an opening commemorating the place where the life-giving cross was raised. The bedrock that held up the cross can be seen under glass at each side of the altar. Verse: 15th antiphon, Service of the Twelve Passion Gospels. Photo credit: holylandphotos.org, permission obtained. Poster copyright: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. antiochian.org/holylandposters.
Information about the Church of the Sites Shown
The PDF “The Church of the Resurrection,”  offers a few notes about the Church in which both featured sites reside. To learn more about the mysterious fire that issues forth from a pillar within the tomb each Pascha, google images of The Holy Fire.
For questions in regard to this project, please contact the Department of Christian Education, firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.
|Holy Land Poster Order Form (PDF) ||614.54 KB|
|The Church of the Resurrection (PDF) ||315.25 KB|