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Pilgrimage Blog: Day 2

By January 20, 2023January 24th, 2023No Comments

From Abigail Huffman

Greetings from Jerusalem Day 2.

I’m sending a photo from a roof deck looking towards the Mount of Olives. We spent most of the day in the old city walking in the Armenian, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish quarters. I am continually struck by the density of religious cultures here. Straight on you can see the Gold Dome of the Rock, not far from the Mount of Olives which is now used for Jewish burials. Also straight ahead is the garden of Gethsemane with the church of all nations. Every nook and cranny in this city has layers of meaning and is important to someone’s history!

A highlight of this morning was a visit to Church of the Resurrection built by the mother of Constantine who discovered the cross and tomb of Jesus. An important practice is sharing the light of Resurrection from the Easter Vigil. Here you see Brenda with the light sharing it with St James pilgrims.

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