Are you coming to Taybeh?

Posted on Aug 25, 2019

I need to thank the Lord each and every day in my life because when I am about to give up, God simply speaks to me in different ways through different people. God sends people to help me.

by Maria Khoury of Taybeh

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

It was a beautiful holy day in this sacred Holy Land.

Most pious Christians were in Jerusalem for an all night Vigil. Shame on me, I simply did not make it.

At the break of dawn was the annual procession to walk the icon of the Theotokos, the Holy Mother of God, from the Monastery next to the Holy Sepulchre all the way down to reach the empty tomb of the Virgin Mary at the bottom of the hill below the Russian Orthodox Convent at the Garden of Gethsemane. It’s such a beautiful annual tradition with people from all over the world except Palestinians who need permits.

Since the Orthodox Church is on the old Julian Calendar, August 15th still did not come for us but we hope to have a blessed celebration for the Dormition this Wednesday.

I seek your prayers since celebrating this years’ Taybeh Oktoberfest has become a challenge scheduled for September 14 & 15 at the Taybeh Brewery while actually it’s a holy day for the Feast of the Holy Cross but then again not for all the churches.

I am always praying for God’s will in my life not understanding why since 2005, I have organized an event that basically turned out to be the biggest party in Palestine. I have no idea how this is helping me save my soul. So help me God, understand your will in my life.

Some miracles have happened without me spending hours writing proposals like I use to. The Hungarian government is sponsoring a band to Taybeh with a unique Hungarian instrument the Tarogato. The Austrian government will sponsor three amazing female musicians for classical music. The EU is sponsoring wonderful children’s activities and a section for youth with games and prizes. The Italian government will sponsor a delicious pasta event with an Italian trained chef. I need to thank the Lord each and every day in my life because when I am about to give up, God simply speaks to me in different ways through different people. God sends people to help me. The Lord provides as it is written in the Holy Bible.

With the help of our six annual sponsors, this week we once again register sixteen students with the Taybeh Education Fund. I am experiencing we are not the forgotten faithful. Thank you for your prayers, support and solidarity. Please give us the greatest gift of your presence and visit Taybeh. Eighty rooms are always waiting for you. www.taybehgoldenhotel.com

Seeking your prayers especially for a peaceful passing of Taybeh Oktoberfest!