The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

All Saints Episcopal Church, Damascus

Due to the continued violence and civil unrest in Damascus and Aleppo, there is no resident priest in Damascus. However, every two to three weeks, the Venerable Imad Zoorob, Archdeacon of Lebanon and Syria, visits the congregation for a service of Holy Communion. During the time in between his visits, lay members of the parish provide strong spiritual and practical leadership. We ask for your prayers for the congregations and the people of Syria, as well as for an end to the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

 

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The Arabic Speaking congregation
 
MINISTRY: Pastoral care to the Sudanese, Syrian, and Iraqi populations, recently recognized by Syria as an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Jerusalem. Social activities, women’s groups, Bible Study, Sunday School and Adult Education for those who cannot read the Bible, refugee relief services, English classes.
 
VISION: To establish partnerships which will assist with training and expanding ministries in education, refugee assistance, and health programs. To continue to improve the facilities in our church to accommodate growing ministries like Project Hope.
 
 
The English Speaking Congregation
 
MINISTRY: Music, fellowship, bible studies, ladies’ group, for Christians with English as a common language of diverse nationalities, from all six continents. Our newest initiative is Project Hope: English for Refugees. Twelve volunteers teach English on Monday evenings to seventy adults, teenagers and children at the Arabic Speaking Episcopal church in Jaramana.
 
VISION: To strengthen ties with the Arabic speaking congregation through service and fellowship. To expand the Project Hope: English for Refugees program by developing a library of books and language games in English, and running an extra weekly library, games and tuition night. To support and encourage the churches of Syria.
 

 

 

 

 

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