The Importance of Good Friday's Offering

The Importance of Good Friday's Offering

It's important for us to be mindful of the work and witness of Christians in the region of the Holy Land, and the Episcopal Church's annual Good Friday Offering "is an important way to do just that," said Bishop Barry Beisner. "Benefiting the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, which includes the Diocese of Jerusalem, this offering helps further Christ's work of reconciliation more broadly, in places and at a time when that work is urgently needed."

The history of the Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, the Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. From these initial efforts, which focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created.

Click here for the resources which explain the mission of the Episcopal Church in supporting the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, and the importance of contributions to the Good Friday Offering in making this work possible. A full-color poster and bulletin inserts are available for download.

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