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Jerusalem Advent Appeal 2023

Christmas in the Holy Land will be extremely difficult for many this year. This will be even more acutely felt by children and families who are already struggling. In order to bring some joy into their lives this Christmas, the Diocese of Jerusalem have launched an Advent Appeal to provide support to less fortunate children and their families.

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Please donate here to support the Jerusalem Advent Appeal, and bring Joy to less fortunate children in the Holy Land

During the first Christmas, the Holy Family had difficulty finding a place for their son's birth. There was the killing of children. There was military occupation. and there was the Holy Family becoming displaced as refugees. Outwardly, there was no reason for celebration and joy other than the birth of the Lord Jesus.

In our day, let us likewise find our cause for celebration from fixing our eyes on the Child lying in the manger.

Archbishop Hosam Naoum invites you to join the 2023 Advent and Christmas Project as a means of living into the true meaning of Christmas, by giving to those in need in the Holy Land.

This Christmas season, the diocese of Jerusalem aim to bring smiles to the faces of as many children as possible, as well as support to struggling families. and so welcome and greatly appreciate your love, support and generous contributions towards this fundraising project, to reach out to needy families at Christmas. Your donations will have a significant impact on making Christmas joyful, allowing the diocese to distribute gifts to less fortunate children, and to offer help to their families.

Below you can download a pdf booklet of daily reflections and prayers for the Advent Season, written by the clergy of the Diocese of Jerusalem, offering a pilgrimage towards celebrating Jesus Christ, The Prince of Pease as we pray and journey together in hope, peace, joy, and love.

Full Advent pastoral letter from the Archbishop in Jerusalem:

Page 1 of the Archbishop's letter

Page 2 of the Archbishops letter

Other ways to send donations to JMECA:

Cheques: Post cheques/postal orders made payable to JMECA, to the Secretary at our Farnham office; 1 Hart House, The Hart, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7HJ

Bank Transfer: please email the secretary for the charity's bank account details

Please mark all payments with details of the appeal / work you are supporting.