Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh,
I hope and pray your Palm Sunday was as blessed and glorious as the beautiful and sunny Palm Sunday celebration we had here in Taybeh today with all three churches and the entire Taybeh community marching in an amazing ecumenical procession in the village which solemnly ended up at the fourth century ruins of Saint George Church. We keep our hope in Christ especially since conditions in the Middle East especially Syria and Egypt are worse than ever for Christians. May our Lord have mercy! There does not appear to be a resurrection for the Israeli/Palestinian conflict either. In front of my kitchen window I can now see four new illegal Israeli settlements being built on confiscated Palestinian land on mountain tops.
However, in the very land of Christ's Holy Resurrection we will continue to pray that the world will always be guided by the True Light of Christ.
I hope you will have a blessed holy week and glorious Pascha celebration.
With sincere good wishes from Taybeh,
The crowds that went ahead of Him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest heaven!"