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Franciscan MonasterySaturday, July 12, 2014

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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The Holy Land Festival will highlight the culture and life of Christians in the Holy Land, with exhibits, vendors, Mediterranean food for sale, speakers, videos and tours of the Holy Land shrines and monastery gardens.

Demonstrations will include Arabic calligraphy, Middle Eastern foods, olive wood carving, dancing, rose care and more. Free tours of the monastery’s historic church and gardens, which include full-size replicas of Holy Land shrines, will be offered throughout the day.

Afternoon panel discussions (on the hour from 1-4 p.m.) will feature Palestinian speakers, an ecumenical discussion on ministry in the Holy Land, reflections on Pope Francis’ recent visit to the region and insights from the Archdiocese of Washington Holy Land Committee.

Sponsors include the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Archdiocese of Washington, Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Bethlehem University Foundation and Holy Family Hospital Foundation.

Exhibitors include the Washington National Cathedral/Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace, My Faithful Traveler/EWTN, Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, Jerusalem Restaurant and others.

Admission is free.

If you need more information, call 202-526-6800 or 301-853-5340.

Franciscan Monastery
1400 Quincy St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
*In case of inclement weather, the festival will be held in St. Francis Hall.

Co-sponsored by the Franciscan Monastery and the Archdiocese of Washington Holy Land Committee.

When you support the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, you support an historical landmark and an oasis of peace in the middle of busy Washington, D.C. But your support does so much more. Your support provides assistance to Christians in the Holy Land. You allow Christianity to remain and thrive in the Holy Land. Support us today.