Early Easter greetings from the Holy Land

 Fr Raed Abusahlia, the Catholic parish priest from Taybeh near Ramallah in the Holy Land, writes: Here in Taybeh and in many other surrounding parishes we will celebrate Easter on the 27th of April with the Orthodox Churches as we have done for some years in order to show our unity - because we live together in the same small villages and towns and it is not a good witness in front of Moslem brothers to celebrate Easter in two different dates. It is a good experience, even if we hope and wish that such initiative will be adopted officially be the Church Leaders so that we reach unity at least on this issue of the "Feast Unification" until we reach unity on other more complicated issues. Wishing you a very blessed Easter full of JOY. Fr Raed Abusahlia