THE PALESTINIAN VILLAGE OF MA’LUL – REMAINS OF SHRINES

Heba Hrimat - The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 17/8/17 12 km to the west of the city of Nazareth, a rugged country road leads us to a hill covered with pine trees. As our vehicle starts to go through this pine forest, we may get the sense of domination and power. But as we ascend towards the ...

THE FEAST OF PROPHET ELIAS IN MA’ALUL

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August 2016 On Sunday, the 18th/31st of July 2016, the feast of the Prophet Elias was observed belatedly at the Church dedicated to his name in Ma’alul, near Nazareth. This particular church had been a centre of worship for the Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community of the Patriarchate, abandoned after the 1948 events and ...