Lent & Easter


Lent 2017: What Would They Say Now?

Produced by FOSNA’s theology committee, this Lenten Study for 2017 includes six reflections.  It journeys through the Scriptures, exploring the experiences of particular Biblical characters—Abraham, King Hezekiah, the exiled community in Babylon, Mary of Nazareth, the Magi journeying to Bethlehem, and Jesus on the Mount of Olives—and pondering the similarities and differences between the “then” and the “now” in each sacred location. Includes photos, discussion questions and opportunities for action. View and download

Reflection for Lent 2016
An introduction to the days of Lent from longtime Palestinian peace activist and Christian leader Nora Carmi. Nora’s reflection on the potential Lent holds for us—rooted in scripture and based on the faith of the “living stones” of Palestinian Christians—challenges us to commit to making God’s Land “a promising land where the oppressed are liberated and the oppressor regains, once more, his humanity.” By Nora Carmi
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Holding Our Hurting Hearts: Lectionary Meditations for Lent 2016
Powerful and heartfelt meditations on the gospel readings for each of the six Sundays of Lent, offered as inspiration for preaching, teaching, and praying, in hopes we “may touch the boundless divine yearning for justice, woven into Creation and into humanity by the One who made us.” By Rev. Diane Dulin
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Kairos Palestine Lent/Easter Resource 2015
Seven weeks of reflections on the meaning of the Easter message and the realities of life for Palestinians today. By Kairos Palestine  View and download

Devotional for Lent 2015
Reflections from United Methodists serving in Israel/Palestine. Shared by the Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem

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Devotional for Holy Week 2015
Reflections from United Methodists serving in Palestine and Israel.
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A Litany for Holy Week 2014: Troubling Days in Jerusalem
A responsive litany appropriate for Palm Sunday or any day of Holy Week, connecting the drama of the first Holy Week to current realities in Jerusalem.
By Rev. Diane Dulin

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