Washington DC: Cathedral to hold Joint prayer service with people of Bethlehem

A joint simulcast service with the people of Bethlehem at the Bethlehem Chapel of the  Washington National Cathedral 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC takes place at 9.30am (Eastern Standard Time) this Saturday, 19 December.

Are you in the DC area?  Then you are invited to join worshippers in the Bethlehem Chapel.

Elsewhere around the world, you can watch the  service by internet as it is broadcast live at:  www.nationalcathedral.org/events/bethlehem091219.shtml
In a statement, the Cathedral says:  "In Bethlehem, behind the wall that separates neighbour from neighbor, patient from hospital, student from school and farmer from land, Palestinian Christians continue to bear witness to their faith this Christmas, as they have done for generations.

"Once again, let us join our voices with theirs in seeking and offering hope for a better future.

"Prayers, readings, and hymns alternate between Washington, DC and Palestine via the internet, bringing together people of different lands, languages, and ethnic backgrounds in celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace."
The service is sponsored by: Ad Hoc Committee for Bethlehem, Bright Stars of Bethlehem, Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Sharing Jerusalem, Washington National Cathedral and the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace.

For updated information about the service, go to:  www.BrightStarsBethlehem.org

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