The 50 Faces of the Holy Land exhibition will be bringing together the communities of Norwich’s two cathedrals, as well as the wider community, at the Norwich Anglican Cathedral. Special prayers will be said at evensong on January 24, with the Dean of St John’s Cathedral, Fr Alan Hodgson, in attendance. The purpose of the service is to pray for peace, and all are welcome to attend. The service will be followed by a reception where attendees will have the opportunity to speak with Brendan Metcalfe, CEO of Friends of the Holy Land, who will provide an update on the situation in the Holy Land.
The exhibition has previously been displayed in the Houses of Parliament and aims to showcase the resilience and faith of the Christian community in the Holy Land, which includes the areas of Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, and Jordan. The exhibition seeks to raise awareness and support for the mission of Friends of the Holy Land, which is to help the Christian community in crisis. The hope is to relieve their suffering, and to pray for a ceasefire and a lasting path to peace. The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is currently hosting the exhibition until February 1, and it is open daily from 7:30am to 6:30pm.
The purpose of the 50 Faces of the Holy Land exhibition is to shed light on the daily suffering of the Christian community in the Holy Land, a crisis that is often overlooked in the news. The exhibition serves as a means to raise awareness and support for this community, and to facilitate a collective effort to help relieve their suffering. The Evensong service at Norwich Anglican Cathedral provides an opportunity for the community to come together in prayer for peace and to show their support for the Christian community in the Holy Land. The exhibition, combined with the service and reception, offers a unique platform for raising awareness and providing an update on the situation, while also facilitating opportunities for dialogue and engagement with the wider community.