There’s no better place to watch and wait for the birth of Jesus than the Holy Land.
This Advent American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) invites you to learn about the Christian witness of the current-day followers of Jesus in the place where he was born, lived, and ministered.
Beginning on December 1, visit our online Holy Land Advent calendar for a daily glimpse into the lives of Holy Land Christians and the humanitarian ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon.
On some days you might open a door to a brief video that features a greeting from a bright student at a diocesan school. On other days you might encounter a friend of these remarkable ministries sharing the moment when their heart was filled to bursting by the witness of the indigenous Christians – the living stones – of the Holy Land.
No matter who you find behind each door, the AFEDJ Holy Land Advent calendar offers a way for individuals and families to participate in a meaningful daily Advent devotion.
Who knows what you’ll discover behind each new door? Check out the calendar at www.afedj.org/advent.
Visit the calendar each day beginning December 1 or join American friends from across the Episcopal Church who have signed up to receive a daily email alert.
We hope you’ll join us on a daily journey of discovery and inspiration this Advent season.
AFEDJ is a nonpolitical, nonsectarian 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to transforming lives of the vulnerable and displaced in the Middle East through support of the schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities that are owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Syria and Lebanon. Learn more at www.afedj.org.