Christ is risen. You too shall rise.

7 Apr

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Father Firas, now the parish priest of Jifna, formerly the parish priest of Aboud, sent this Easter greeting.

The Christian Palestinians of Aboud and Jifna – and throughout the entire West Bank – have a strong faith and an enduring hope, in spite of the trials and struggles that they have in their lives, due to “the situation,” that is, the military occupation of their land by the Israeli government.

They have much of which to be afraid, much at which to be alarmed, much by which to be troubled and much in which to weep. But they have Easter faith.

They know that Jesus is risen and that they too will rise.

One Response to “Christ is risen. You too shall rise.”

  1. Cathy O'Toole April 8, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    This is beautiful and much needed in this time. God Bless Fr. Firas and his passion!

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