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Encounter the Holy Land

Encounter a piece of the Holy Land – Sermons from Palestine for Sunday!

  • Is your faith community doing online worship because of COVID-19?
  • Do you miss having special sermons and discovering new things with guest speakers?
  • Would you like to enrich your Sunday experience with a sermon from the perspective of a Palestinian Christian?

Canadian Friends of Sabeel is inviting you to sign up for Encounter, a virtual liturgy program that gives you early access to sermons, special prayers, and music by Palestinian faith leaders to include in your church service. Each sermon will correspond to the common lectionary, allowing for seamless integration.

Sermons will be 8-10 minutes in length and sent 2-3 weeks in advance as YouTube and Zoom videos.

View our posted sermons here!

See our upcoming sermon schedule and sign up below!


May 23

Our speaker for Pentecost is Daoud Nassar. Daoud is a Palestinian Christian Farmer, and the Director of the Tent of Nations: an educational and environmentally conscious family farm located outside of Bethlehem. It seeks to build bridges between people, and between people and the land.

May 9

Samia Khoury is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Birzeit University and Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre. She served as the National President of the YWCA of Palestine and the President of Rawdat  El-Zuhur. She will be reflecting on the Gospel Readings John 15:12-16.

December 25

Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb has been a long time pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, and past President of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. He will be putting together a special Christmas sermon from Bethlehem.


December 5-6

Nora Carmi has worked in leadership for Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre Jerusalem, Kairos Palestine, and the YWCA of Palestine. She was selected by the Christian community as their representative to personally address Pope Benedict XVI on his visit to Bethlehem. From Jerusalem, she will be reflecting on the theme of Peace, for Advent 2.

November 21-22

Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, long time pastor and canon of St. George’s Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem, author, and founder and Past Director of Sabeel: Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre, will be preaching on the readings of November 21-22.


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