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Christ in the Rubble: A Liturgy of Lament

This Advent, while global Christians prepare to commemorate the arrival of the Prince of Peace, our Palestinian kin in Gaza suffer unthinkable violence. Their cries for deliverance, echoing those of two millennia ago, seem to be falling unheard in the United States.

To see their pain and hear their cries, US Christians must move beyond information to transformation…from webinar to worship.

On 23 December 2023, a number of organizations (Global Immersion, Red Letter Christians, Churches for Middle East Peace, Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East, and more) are joining forces in solidarity to simulcast a live worship gathering guided by Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac and his team at Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem at 6 PM Bethlehem Time (11 AM ET/8 AM PT).

Central to this liturgy of lament will be their prophetic message that if Jesus was born today, he would be born “under the rubble.”

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Dec 23 2023


11:00 am - 12:00 pm