Will Christianity Survive in the Holy Land?

This past February, parishioners who traveled as pilgrims to the Holy Land had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of an extraordinary man: Rimon Makhlouf. Rimon was our companion and guide to the shrines and holy sites: Nazareth, Bethlehem, Capernaum along the Sea of Galilee, ancient Jericho, and, of course, Jerusalem. He introduced us to more than places and churches. He opened for us the culture and faith of Palestinian Catholics, and their plight as very much a minority in that sacred land.
Rimon has informed us that he is traveling in the United States, visiting family. With great pleasure, we have learned that as he is passing through New York, he will be able to stop and spend a day or two at St. Joseph. We look forward to renewing our friendship.

We have invited Rimon to speak on the topic Will Christianity Survive in the Holy Land? He is well equipped to address the question, himself a biblical and geopolitical expert on the Middle East, a native and resident of Jerusalem, and an individual of strong faith. He will present the current crisis that Christians face in the land where Jesus walked, where today the roots of that faith are threatened and many Christians persecuted.

We invite parishioners to join Rimon Makhlouf on Sunday, July 26, at 4:00 p.m. In the church:

Will Christianity Survive in the Holy Land?

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