"Prince of Peace" 2010 Advent/Christmas Sunday Reflections

Advent is a time of expectations. Biblically we return to scriptures that tell us the story of God coming to dwell with us through the birth of a baby while politically we work and prepare for the birth of peace.  How timely it is then that this year CMEP’s Advent theme is “Prince of Peace.”

We hope that these selections of scripture and reflections will help you be more centered on the religious reasons we celebrate and our shared work and hope for peace in the Middle East. These reflections were written by individuals from a variety of Christian traditions represented on CMEP’s Board of Directors. With the connection between our faith and our call as peacemakers it is important that we acknowledge and celebrate our being and working as Christians by being vigilant in keeping our efforts rooted in faith.

We encourage you to read these reflections to deepen your spiritual life and your connection with people in the Holy Land. We also encourage you to share these reflections with others you know who are working for peace in the Middle East. You can either send this PDF document or refer them to www.CMEP.org.


  • Christmas Sunday reflection by Warren Clark, CMEP Executive Director.
  • Fourth Week of Advent reflection by Brother Jack Curran, Vice President for Development of Bethlehem University
  • Third Week of Advent reflection by The Reverend Doris Warrell, CMEP Field Director.
  • Second Week of Advent reflection by The Reverend Doris Warrell, CMEP Field Director.
  • First Week of Advent reflection by The Reverend Canon Robert Edmunds, Chaplain to the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, Canon Pastor of the Cathedral of St. George. Canon Edmunds, and his wife Deborah, serve as Appointed Missionaries of the Episcopal Church on the staff of the Right Reverend Suheil Dawani, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

cmep logoUsing this Resource

You can also use this resource to help raise your concerns for peace and the people of the Holy Land in your congregation in your own way or words.

  • Offer a prayer for peace during the prayers of the people or ask your pastor to add this to a corporate prayer. 
  • Put a note in the bulletin or an article in the newsletter about peace in the Holy Land.
  • Add a prayer for peace in the Holy Land to your Christmas cards.

CMEP welcomes hearing from you about these reflections and how you used them. Send any comments or feedback to Doris Warrell at Doris(at)CMEP.org.

ID 2010 Advent Introduction.pdf311.1 KB
ID 2010 Advent First Sunday.pdf85.55 KB
ID 2010 Advent Second Sunday.pdf124.89 KB
ID 2010 Advent Third Sunday.pdf85.81 KB
ID 2010 Advent Fourth Sunday.pdf85.9 KB
ID 2010 Christmas Sunday.pdf128.96 KB