Monthly Archives: January 2015
The Journey Continues
The trip became very busy after leaving Jerusalem, and internet access was intermittent, so I’ve not offered any posts since. I’ll try and rectify that as I sort through the itinerary and my photos. Today is the 19th of January, … Continue reading
Qumran and the Dead Sea
Another tick off the bucket list today! Swimming (or rather, floating) in the Dead Sea! This was an experience. The outside temperature was under 10 degrees (C), so it was pretty cool! The water temperature was warmer! But, I went … Continue reading
Found my camera!
Well, my good friend St Anthony delivered again – my camera is found. All is white and snowy here this morning, and a bit chilly too! Looks beautiful, but very slippery. But this magnificent shot was taken by Florence Julian … Continue reading
I haven’t too much to report tonight! Today the group went to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and it was very interesting. Each of the Christian denominations stakes out its own territory and it seems a bit silly really! … Continue reading
The Chagall Windows
This morning we had to change our plans due to the snow and rain, so we went to the Hadassah Hospital to see the Chagall Windows. These stained glass windows in the synagogue of the hospital are truly magnificent. The … Continue reading
My personal journey
Yesterday we visited the Church of St Anne, who was reputedly the mother of Mary (mother of Jesus). This church is in Jerusalem, in the old city. It’s a really lovely Church. I lit a candle for Mum and another … Continue reading
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This really is a study tour!
Our task (Dean, Ash, Susan and Judith) was to initiate a conversation that probes the special place of any one (1) Christian community in Jerusalem. Your conversation and/or questions should address that group’s origins, history and relationships with other Christian, … Continue reading
Notre Dame of Jerusalem
Our group is staying in Notre Dame of Jerusalem, a large hotel/guest house which accommodates groups of ‘pilgrims’ and visitors to Jerusalem. It is just outside the walls of the Old City and affords excellent views over the Old City. … Continue reading
Jerusalem – the Old City
Our exploration of the Old City of Jerusalem was quite an eye-opener! To see and experience the diversity of ethnicity, religion, and architecture was excellent. After our orientation walking the walls of the city we were able to explore each … Continue reading
New Year’s Eve in Amman, Jericho and Jerusalem
On New Year’s Eve the tour group headed for the Amman Museum, a recently constructed museum housing artefacts from various periods in the history of Jordan and the region of the Near East, including some pieces from Petra. The drive … Continue reading
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