Author: Juliana

Feast of Rosh Ha Shanah

The pilgrimage festivals are concentrated on seeing, the feasts of Rosh Hashanah and Kippur on listening. In fact there was and there is still much to see, to feel, to touch, on the occasion of each one of those festivals, Pesah, Shavuot and above all Sukkot. – Read the rest

St. Mary’s Christmas 2013 Greetings

May Justice flourish in our time and fullness of peace forever.     Psalm 72

Dear each one.

palestinian_girl_nativityIt is December and we are moving closer to Christmas. In many of the Christian traditions this time is the season of Advent, preparation for the feast of Christmas when we remember and celebrate the birth of Christ, who is the “the Light and the Prince of Peace. – Read the rest

Advent 2013

2013_uk_fadis_christmas-stampThis Christmas stamp will adorn many letters from England this year; it has been designed by a Coptic artist from Egypt who lives in England.

Matthew 5, 9-11: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Read the rest

Coptic Icon Christmas stamp

2013_uk_christmas-stampsThe Christmas stamps in GB this year carry the Madonna and Child imagery. The Royal Mail commissioned Robert Maude and Sarah Davies to design four of the stamps using art from previous centuries and a fifth stamp has been designed by the young British Coptic artist, Fadi Mikhail using the beautiful Neo-Coptic art of iconography. – Read the rest