New Church plant honors the Blessed Mother

This news arrived by email from the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem:

In a joyous and festive afternoon on February 12th in the heart of Jordan?s throbbing City of Irbid, the Right Rev?d Dr. Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem and Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem, laid the cornerstone for the (Episcopal) Church of St. Mary- the – Virgin.

Irbid, a relatively small town in 1948, had its first constituted congregation of Anglicans in 1952, and as the town grew into Jordan?s third largest city, so did the small congregation known as the Anglican Community in Irbid.

You can find the full press release, and pictures, in a pdf document here.

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