Do Anglicans have a historic church in Jerusalem?

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  1. Aidan

    Aidan Well-Known Member

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    i know that the different Catholic denominations are represented in the Holy Land, is Anglicanism there?
     
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    What is going on in Jerusalem? Forgive the ignorance, I've been limiting internet time due to Lent.
     
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    http://www.j-diocese.org/

    The Diocese of Jerusalem covers five countries and is home to almost thirty parishes. Our healthcare and education ministries are active and growing across the region with the provision of hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and schools. Alongside these ministries the Diocesan Peace and Reconciliation department continues to work at strengthening the interfaith dialogue with our fellow Jews and Muslims. Our Kids4Peace programme in turn strives to educate the next generation in a language of tolerance and acceptance.

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    I think that the Anglican Church started there in the 19th c. as a missionary effort. It had some success bringing in members of the native Orthodox society because the Anglicans were far better funded and able to provide higher quality services than the Greek Orthodox who were much poorer and were living under Turkish rule. An example of the role of Anglican schools for native non-Anglican Christians is the famous Palestinian writer Edward Said. His family was Orthodox and he was sent as a child to St. George's Anglican school in Palestine. He went on to study at Victoria college in Egypt and became a professor of English literature at major universities in the US. Said himself ultimately became an agnostic, I think.

    http://www.j-diocese.org/index.php?lang=en&page=1296659988562

    The above essay goes on to say that the COE eventually put off proselytizing efforts and attained a much more ecumenical outlook.

    http://anglicanhistory.org/orthodoxy/emhardt_historical1920.html

    It's important to note that the Anglican Church later took a strong position against intentional proselytizing of Orthodox. The book Pan-Anglican Congress, 1908, Volume 6 talks about such efforts made by the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=8...izing jerusalem OR palestine orthodox&f=false
     
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    There are two very active Anglican churches in Jerusalem.
    St. George and Christ Church
     

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