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Discover the Spring 2017 edition of the Holy Land Review

The Holy Land Review is the english review of the Custody of the Holy Land. Through articles by experts, The Holy Land Review aims to provide in-depth knowledge of the complex situation of the Holy Land. Covering religious, cultural, biblical, archaeological and ecumenical issues. The Holy Land Review (52 color pages) is a magazine published four times a year (spring, summer, fall, winter).

[4] Publisher’s Note
NEWS OF THE CUSTODY
[5] The Custos of the Holy Land visits Washington, DC Father Francesco Patton made his first visit as Custos to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land.
[8] ‘Let the children come to me’ Franciscan leaders urge worldwide prayer for peace at children’s liturgies.
[10] New school year, same problems In 2015, teachers and students in Israeli Christian schools held a strike which lasted 47 days.

COLUMN
[11] Father David Jaegar, OFM, “The process of peace”

ARCHAEOLOGY
[12] ‘We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you’ What archaeology teaches us about the Via Dolorosa, and the Way of the Cross.
[14] Where was the praetorium of Pontius Pilate? A recent discovery led to speculation about the place for the trial of Jesus.
[18] Praetorium and Antonia Fortress: An archaeological mystery What can we know about the places identified with the Passion of Jesus?
[19] Jerusalem, then and now Two models of the city – in different eras – help orient pilgrims to Jerusalem as it was.
[26] The Way of the Cross in Jerusalem A spiritual tradition that developed over centuries. NEWS OF

THE CUSTODY
[31] To preserve and develop The efforts of the Association pro Terra Sancta to support the work of the Holy Land Franciscans.

HISTORY
[36] Le Père Frédéric A friar in love with the land of Jesus. [
38] Charles de Foucauld in the Land of the Holy Family Blessed Charles de Foucauld lived in Nazareth in prayer and adoration.

FEATURE
[40] Arab: What does it mean? An analysis of the term Arab .
[44] Rami and Bassam: Tears for a better world Two men who each lost a daughter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict find reconciliation.
[46] A house where grace is at home A Melkite Catholic couple in Haifa, Israel, began a rehabilitation project to reintegrate ex-prisoners into society.
[48] Jesuits follow their founder’s footsteps on Holy Land pilgrimage What three Jesuits and 19 diocesan priests discovered on a Franciscan pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

COLUMN
[50] Jerusalem: Dare we separate?

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Events calendar

25/11/2017 CELEBRATIONS

St. Catherine. Bethlehem: 11.30 Entrance - 13.45 Vespers - 14.15 Procession - 15.30 Office & Procession

26/11/2017 CELEBRATIONS

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Bethlehem: 10.00 Solemn Mass (Custos)

24/12/2017 CELEBRATIONS

Vigil of Christmas. Bethlehem: 13.30 Entrance of the Archbishop & I Vespers 16.00 Procession 23.30 Office - 00.00 Mass - 1.45 Procession to the Grotto

25/12/2017 CELEBRATIONS

Nativity of the Lord. Bethlehem (St. Catherine): 10.00 Mass Shepherds' Field (Greek & Catholic): 14.00 Pilgrimage

26/12/2017 CELEBRATIONS

Feast St. Stephen, Protomartyr. St. Stephen: 16.00 Pilgrimage

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