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THE CENTRE FOR BIBLICAL FORMATION
biblical formation programs to suit all Christians - clergy, laity and the inquisitive
Our 40th Anniversary
series of programs
will unravel the deep ties
between the Gospels
and their Jewish Origins
Jerusalem! Jerusalem! What inexpressible magic in the name.
Fr. Theodore Ratisbonne 1858, (founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame de Sion)
"The program provided me a new dimension of scripture understanding. The effect has been for me, as an educator, to much better convey the Christian teachings, in a way that appears to captivate many of my young students. I would recommend to all, Church or lay persons; it could enrich your life"
"this was my first visit to the Holy land and Jerusalem. I was shocked by the diversity of life, beliefs and living standards in Jerusalem and the West Bank. It was like going back in time. Based in the Old City was amazing, it enabled me to absorb so much more of the lecturers than I would have if I'd done the program in my homeland. Thank you biblical Formation Centre"
The Bible The People The Land
Biblical formation is at the heart of the life and ministry of the Congregation of Notre Dame de Sion. The Centre for Biblical Formation in Jerusalem offers programs of study centred on the Word of God: drawing on Jewish sources and tradition; visiting sites related to the biblical text; reflecting on relevant Church Documents; and engaging with the peoples of the Land.
Participants at the Centre have the unique opportunity to study, contemplate and pray with the biblical text in the Land so central to its composition. Participants are part of an international, ecumenical community exposed to the best of contemporary Christian and Jewish scholarship. Living in this bustling and cosmopolitan city, central to Jews, Christians and Muslims you will begin to appreciate the religious, cultural and political complexity that is Jerusalem.
The Holy Lands
' reflections from Ecce Homo'
Already booked ? you don't need to cancel. Simply exchange for a later program. Choose from any of the programs below and contact our registrar with your request.
programs are based in the historically unique & beautiful setting of Ecce Homo, Via Dolorosa Jerusalem
home to The Centre for Biblical Formation and The Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion (NDS)
...exploring The Gospel of Matthew.
In these extraordinary times this Gospel holds a particular resonance.
A feature article by Fr Michael Trainor.
a students' reflections
on completion of two programs
at The Centre
Exodus to Easter
March 25 - April 14 2020
Gospel to the Nations
May 20 - June 17 2020
Postponed due to pandemic situation
SEE: Sept/Oct 2021
PARABLES OF JESUS
a Jewish perspective
October 15 - 29 2020
LOS ÚLTIMOS DÍAS DE JESÚS
De Enero 4 - 19 2021
SONG OF SONGS
March 10 - 25 2021
Dr. Barbara Green:
SARA, HAGAR & MARY
May 11-26 2021
Dr. Gina Hens Piazza:
ACCORDING TO MARK
June 1 - 22 2021
Dr. Janine Luttick:
July 11 - 26 2021
Dr. Callie Callon:
ECOLOGY IN THE BIBLE
October 20 - November 4 2021
September 14 - October 12 2021
Dr. Sandra Schneiders
THE CENTRE FOR BIBLICAL FORMATION
View: top terrace Ecce Homo with the Ecce Homo Basilica dome in the foreground.
The program will be based at Ecce Homo, the biblical historical house on the Via Dolorosa in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. The lecture and study rooms are designed and equipped to help deliver lectures and presentations using smart presentation technology. Accommodation is provided within the Ecce Homo Pilgrimhouse, usually, single rooms with en-suite.
The house is described as a haven of tranquility and peace within the vibrancy that is the Old City
Ecce Homo is the Jerusalem home for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion and the Sisters are involved in the construction and administration of the Biblical Formation Programs
The Centre for Biblical Formation
PO Box 67597
Via Dolorosa 41
Tel: +972(0) 2 627 72 92
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