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حراسة الأرض المقدسة هي إرسالية مميزة ودولية تابعة للكنيسة الكاثوليكية، وهي جزء لا يتجزأ من رهبانية الإخوة الأصاغر (الفرنسيسكان). جاء الفرنسيسكان إلى الأرض المقدسة في القرن الثالث عشر، ثم عام ١٣٤٢ أنيطت بهم مهمّة الحفاظ على الأماكن المقدسة وحمايتها نيابة عن الكنيسة الكاثوليكية. بالإضافة إلى الاهتمام بالمزارات ومساعدة الحجاج، حرص الرهبان الفرنسيسكان على القيام بعدة نشاطات لخدمة سكان البلاد، وبشكل خاص لخدمة الجماعة المسيحية ولكن ليس حصرياً. حراسة الأرض المقدسة هي أيضاً كيان دبلوماسي معترف به من قبل عدد من الدول والمؤسسات.

مهرجان الأورغن في الأرض المقدسة هو نشاط ثقافي تسمح فيه حراسة الأرض المقدسة للجميع بالاستمتاع بجمال آلات الأورغن الأنبوبية، التي بغير ذلك كانت ستبقى محصورة في إطار طائفة اللاتين والطقوس الليتورجية فقط.



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Custodia Terrae Sanctae

Custody of the Holy Land

Magnificat University

Magnificat Insitut

Commissariats of the Holy Land

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

Franciscan Media Centre

Christian
Media Centre

Christian Information Centre

Christian
Information Centre

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The Organization

Chairman

The Custos of The Holy Land
Fr. Francesco Patton (ITA)

Board of Directors

The Discretorium of the Custody of the Holy Land

  • Fr. Dobromir Jasztal (POL)
    Vice Chairman
  • Fr. Bruno Varriano (ITA)
  • Fr. Sinisa Srebrenovich (HRV)
  • Fr. Ibrahim Faltas (EGY)
  • Fr. John Luke Gregory (GB)
  • Fr. Marcelo Cichinelli (ARG)

General Manager & Superintendent

Fr. Riccardo Ceriani (ITA)

Technical Director & General Advisor

Rocco Giansante (ISR)

Artistic Advisor, Music Assistant, Substitute Organist

Eugenio Maria Fagiani (ITA)

Secretary-General
Fr. David Grenier (CAN)

Treasurer
Fr. Ramzi Sidawi (Jerusalem)

Local Representatives

Jerusalem (Church of St. Saviour)

Fr. Marcelo Cichinelli (ARG)
Fr. Al-Banna Nerwan (IRQ)

Nazareth

Fr. Bruno Varriano (ITA)
Fr. Amjad Sabbara (Jerusalem)
Fr. George Lewett (USA), organist
Geries Juma (ISR)

Bethlehem

Fr. Vítores Artemio (SPA)
Fr. Rami Asakrieh (JOR)
Fr. Jago Soce (AUS), organist

Emmaus El-Qubeibeh

Fr. Salem Younis (SYR)

Jaffa (Church of St. Peter)

Fr. Carlos Santos (PHL)
Fr. Apolinary Szwed (POL)

Cyprus

Fr. Jerzy Kraj (POL)
Fr. Lawrence Coblavie  (GHA)
Fr. Andrew Arhin (GHA)

Rhodes

Fr. John Luke Gregory (GB)
Fr. Pawel Juda (POL)
Chris Paraskevopoulos (GRE) –
artistic director of the Organ & Music Festival Rhodes

Jordan – Mt. Nebo

Fr. Rachid Mistrih (SYR)
Fr. Firas Hejazin (JOR)
Fr. Marques Júnio Fernando (BRA)

Magnificat Institute

Fr. Alberto Joan Pari (ITA)

Syria

Fr. Bahjat Karakach (SYR) – Damascus – Bab Touma – St. Paul’s Church
Fr. Fadi Azar (JOR) – Damascus – Salhieh – St. Antony’s Church
Fr. Joseph Costantin (EGY), organist of the St. Antony’s Church
Fr. Raimond Girgis (SYR) – Damascus – Tabbaleh – St. Paul’s Memorial
Fr. Ibrahim Sabbagh (SYR) – Aleppo – St. Francis’ Church
Nahim Zabita (SYR), director of the St. Antony’s Church Choir
Missak Baghboudarian (SYR), director of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra
Fra Riccardo Ceriani (ITA), co-director of the Damascus Pipe Organ Week
André Malouli, (SYR), co-director of the Damascus Pipe Organ Week

Lebanon

Fr. Khalil Rahme (LBN) – SOL Festival director
Fr. Riccardo Ceriani (ITA) – TSOF Superintendent – SOL Festival co-director
Fr. Quirico Calella (ITA) – Tripoli – El Mina – St. Francis’ Church
Fr. Toufic Bou-Merhi (LBN) – Beirut – Gemmayzeh -“Santa” Church
Fr. Tony Choucry (LBN) – Harissa – St. Antony’s Monastery

Egypt

Fr. Chéhab Bassilios Mamdouh (EGY) – Cairo – Mouski
Fr. Vincenzo Mistrih (SYR), organist
Fr. Vincenzo Iannello (ITA)

Christian Information Center

Fr. Tomasz Dubiel (POL)

Christian Media Center

Cristiano Assuncao (BRA)

ATS Pro Terra Sancta

Tommaso Saltini (ITA)
Carla Benelli (ITA)

CTS Website

Marie-Armelle Beaulieu (FRA)

CTS Organists

Bethlehem: Fr. Jago Soce (AUS)
Jerusalem: Fr. Petrus Schueler (GER)Fr. Fergus Clarke (IRL)
Nazareth: Fr. George Lewett (USA)
Cairo: Fr. Vincenzo Mistrih (SYR)

Commissariats & Monasteries of the Holy Land

  • Fr. Larry Dunham (USA)
  • Fr. Werner Mertens (Germany)
  • Fr. John Sebastian Laird-Hammon (USA)
  • Fr. Elias van Haaren (Austria)
  • Fr. Jim Gardiner (USA)
  • Fr. Giuseppe Battistelli (ITA)
  • Fr. Pio D’Andola (ITA)


Friends & Sponsors 2018/2019

THANKS TO

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Embassy of Italy in Amman
Embassy of Italy in Nicosia
Embassy of Hungary in Beirut
Embassy of Spain in Beirut
General Consulate of Spain in Jerusalem /aeecid
Italian Institute of Culture in Tel Aviv
Italian Institute of Culture in Haifa
Italian Institute of Culture in Athens
Italian Institute of Culture in Beirut
Phoenicia Foundation of St. Charbel (Lebanon)
Institut Français Beirut

Foundation Marc-Henry Mainguy – Beirut
ZR Group – Teddy Rahmeh – Beirut
don Enrico Rabolini & Friends of Tradate Hospital Chapel
Pietro Paolo Arlotti and Grazia Chichi for “Gelmini Association”
Ettore Soranzo
Fr. Gianfranco Pinto Ostuni
Saverio Anselmi Tamburini – Technical Sponsor (Rhodes, Cyprus, Lebanon)
Nicola Puccini – Technical Sponsor (Jaffa, Emmaus, Jordan)
Roberto Curletto – Technical Sponsor (Syria and Egypt)

Friends & Sponsors 2017/2018

THANKS TO

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Embassy of Italy in Nicosia (Cyprus)
Embassy of Italy in Amman (Jordan)
Embassy of Poland in Lebanon
Embassy of Spain in Lebanon
Embassy of Hungary in Tel Aviv
Representative Office of Hungary in Ramallah
Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv
Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa
Italian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv
Italian Cultural Institute in Athens
Italian Cultural Institute in Beirut
Institut Français Beirut
Foundation Marc-Henry Mainguy – Beirut
ZR Group – Teddy Rahmeh – Beirut

Saverio Anselmi Tamburini – Technical Sponsor (Rhodes, Cyprus, Lebanon)
Nicola Puccini – Technical Sponsor (Jaffa, Emmaus, Jordan)
Roberto Curletto – Technical Sponsor (Syria and Egypt)
Meouchy & Zakaria Printing Press  (Technical sponsor Lebanon)

Friends & Sponsors 2016/2017

THANKS TO

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Embassy of Italy in Nicosia (Cyprus)
Embassy of Italy in Amman (Jordan)
Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon
Embassy of Austria in Lebanon
Representative office of the Republic of Poland to Palestine
Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa
Italian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv
Italian Cultural Institute in Athens
Italian Cultural Institute in Beirut
Austrian Cultural Forum in Tel Aviv
Institut français du Liban
Foundation Marc-Henry Mainguy – Beirut
Comune di Tradate

Saverio Anselmi Tamburini – Technical Sponsor (Rhodes, Larnaca, Lebanon)
Nicola Puccini – Technical Sponsor (Jaffa, Emmaus, Jordan)

Friends & Sponsors 2015/2016

Sponsors2015

THANKS TO

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the State of Israel
Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Nicosia – Cyprus
Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv
Italian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv
Holy Sepulcher Association Foligno – Italy
Nicola Puccini Organ Builder

 

Friends and Sponsors

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The first edition of Terra Sancta Organ Festival was organized by relying on internal resources of the Custody of the Holy Land. It is our hope that many friends and sponsors will join us in supporting this initiative.

THANKS TO

Fr. Stanislaus Bertagnolli – AUT
Fr. Werner Mertens – DEU
Fr. Larry Dunham – USA
Fr. Sebastian Laird-Hammon – USA

 

For us it is important to mention as the first name of this page, the distinguished benefactor Fr. Stanislaus Bertagnolli (pictured), for many years Commissioner of the Holy Land in Austria and still today, full of energy and passion. Without Fr. Stanislaus this festival could not have not been imagined. Thanks to the work of Fr Stanislaus and the sensitivity of the Austrian people for the music, the churches of the Holy Land have been equipped with new and prestigious organs in Bethlehem, in the Church of Saint Savior and in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem: to these, we need to add the three organs of the Basilica of the Annunciation and of the Church of St. Joseph in Nazareth. We remember with emotion the day of the inauguration of the organs of the Nazareth when, on December 8, 2012, under the imperious gaze of the great organ in the upper basilica and in the presence of guests and of civil and religious authorities, Fr Stanislaus played a delicate tune with his simple harmonica. May the Lord bless Fr Stanislaus today and always.