Good Friday Offering in 2024

The history of the Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922. In the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. These initial efforts focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations. From these efforts, the Good Friday Offering was created.

Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the three dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children.

For 102 years, Episcopalians have generously shared their love, compassion, and financial gifts to support the ministry of the Anglican Communion Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. These gifts have made an astounding difference in the lives of many people in the homeland of Jesus and beyond. Check out our history of the Good Friday Offering to learn more about this life-changing ministry.

This year, join the Good Friday Offering

Read the Presiding Bishop’s letter

Last May, I had the privilege of meeting the Rev. Canon Faiz Basheer Jerjes and his colleague, Sinan Hanna, of St. George’s Anglican Episcopal Church in Baghdad—the only Anglican church in Iraq. After a moving conversation, Fr. Faiz asked one thing of our church: “Please don’t forget us.”

I assured him that we would not forget— and I need your help to honor that pledge, not only to him, but to the whole Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, which we have supported through the Good Friday Offering for over a century, through conflict, pandemic, and humanitarian disasters. The Episcopal Church will not forget them. We will not forget our siblings in Christ who cannot worship God freely. We will not forget those caught in the crossfire between warring factions in the land where our Lord walked. We will not forget that every human child of God— Palestinian, Israeli, Iraqi, Cypriot, Lebanese, everyone—deserves safety and security. As we mark our Lord’s passion and death on Good Friday, we remember those whom he loves facing injustice and oppression today, and remember the urgency of love—true, sacrificial love.

Read the whole letter (PDF).

Learn about the places impacted by your donations

People benefited by the Good Friday Offering in the Middle East.
Photo: Wissam Nassar/dpa

By supporting life-giving ministries in the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, you are ensuring that our siblings in Christ are not forgotten. This includes the following in addition to numerous other institutions identified by their dioceses:

  • St. George’s, Baghdad, is the only Anglican church in Iraq. It serves local Indigenous communities and displaced people through worship, schools, and medical care.
  • Christ Church in Aden, Yemen, serves as the grounds of Ras Morbat Eye Clinic. This provides critical medical care for all in a war-torn country.
  • Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City provides critical medical care to all people, in peacetime and wartime alike.
  • The Christian National Kindergarten at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Nablus, in the West Bank, provides high-quality early education to all kindergartners, regardless of religion. 

Watch the Good Friday Offering concert online

Watch the first-ever Good Friday Offering concert of sacred music, created at Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk, in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. It will stream on and Episcopal Church social media channels on Good Friday, March 29. 2024. During the concert our invited guests will speak about the loving, liberating, and lifesaving work supported by the Good Friday Offering.

Give generously to the Good Friday Offering

Give generously to ministries that make a substantial difference in the lives of our siblings in the Middle East. Please make a gift to the Good Friday Offering in one of the following ways: 

  1. Give securely on
  2. To give using your phone or for gifts of stock, call +1 (800) 334-7626, x6002. 
  3. Send a check to:
    DFMS-Protestant Episcopal Church US 
    P.O. Box 958983 
    St. Louis, MO 63195-8983 

    Make your check payable to The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society with “Good Friday Offering” in the memo field.  

Thank you. The Good Friday Offering affirms the dignity of the poor, the war-torn, and those in desperate need as God’s ministry is done. Thank you for spreading hope’s message through your gifts and prayers. 

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Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world around us. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.

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