Our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, has asked the whole Church to honor the tradition, dating to 1922, of directing Good Friday offerings to the ministries of the Church in the Holy Land.
The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East is the home of many of our most marginalized and persecuted Anglican brothers and sisters, including the faithful in Iran, Iraq, the Arabian Peninsula, and North Africa, as well as in Israel and Palestine. From its center at St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem, under the leadership of its archbishop, the Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis, the Church offers extraordinary witness to Christ's healing and reconciliation, serving Christians and non-Christians alike in schools, hospitals, clinics, and refugee-assistance programs, and providing comfort and care in ancient Christian communities, some of whom face the possibility of extinction.
All undesignated offerings at St. Paul's on Good Friday will go to the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Please be generous.