Province’s N.C. Parishes Aid Holy Land

HNP Communications Around the Province

RALEIGH, N.C. — As follow-up to a trip to the Holy Land in March, parishioners at St. Francis of  Assisi Church here held a discussion last week titled “The Living Stones: Palestinian Christians.”

The April 29 program was held in conjunction with Immaculate Conception Church in Durham, N.C.  Participants discussed “the living stones” — Christian Arabs who never left the Holy Land or the faith they inherited from 2,000 years ago, according to an article in the News and Observer.

Jacek Orzechowski, pictured, who participated in the pilgrimage, said that Sunday’s program was both interesting and inspiring. The speaker, Rateb Rabie, helped initiate a discussion about what action steps should be taken, he said.

“It was wonderful to see the lay people taking steps to create an infrastructure to respond to the needs of Christians in the Holy Land,” he said. “The pilgrimage participants seemed energized after their trip.”

Among the approximately 40 attendees at the program was David McBriar.