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Jerusalem Diary – 22 – Friday April 29

2022-04-29T15:12:23-04:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Today was another colorful and eventful day. I got up early to hike over to the Notre Dame Center--a big hotel and pilgrimage hostel that comes under the auspices of the Holy See. Marcellino D'Ambrosio is leading a pilgrimage here and invited me for breakfast. I first met Marcellino years ago when we still lived in [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 21 – Thursday April 28

2022-04-28T11:54:17-04:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

After a long day we had a somewhat later and more leisurely start. Waking up in Madaba, after breakfast we visited the Ancient Greek Orthodox Church of St George where a 6th c. Byzantine floor mosaic has survived portraying a map of the Holy Land. Madaba is known as the "Mosaic city" and there are lots [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 21 – Wednesday April 27

2022-04-28T00:43:47-04:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

We had another early start on Wednesday as we had a lot of ground to cover--literally. We left Petra after breakfast and Yusef drove us North to visit an archeological site I had been fascinated with ever since doing the research for The Mystery of the Magi. Khirbet et Tannur (Khirbet means "ruins") The Ruins of Tannur are [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 20 – Tuesday April 26

2022-04-28T00:13:21-04:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

We got an early start on Tuesday with a cab from Ecole Biblique to one of three border crossings into Jordan--the Allenby Bridge crossing near Jericho. The drive takes you down the steep, winding road from the heights of Jerusalem to the Jordan River valley which is below sea level. Along the way there is a [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 19 – Monday April 25

2022-04-27T16:46:04-04:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

On Monday Elias drove our little rental car all the way from Nazareth to Jerusalem to return it by 10:00. Israeli roads are very congested. Too many cars for a comparatively small nation. Therefore we were grateful also for a dinky little car as we took up less space, found parking places easily and managed to [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 18 – Low Sunday

2022-04-24T11:26:36-04:00April 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

This morning we crossed the street to the Basilica of the Annunciation and explored for a short time before we were scheduled to say Mass. A Franciscan sacristan from Africa showed me the chapel they had designated for us and Elias represented the whole church--reading the lessons, making the responses and serving the altar for me [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 17 – Easter Saturday

2022-04-23T09:14:22-04:00April 23rd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

This morning we visited the Galilee Boat Museum. In 1986, during a drought, some fishermen on the Sea of Galilee discovered in the mud what turned out to be a first century fishing boat. The story of its recovery from the mud and the preservation of the boat is an amazing tale of ingenuity and dedication. [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 17 – Easter Friday

2022-04-22T08:31:49-04:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Elias and I rose early and tried the breakfast buffet at the hotel. Needless to say there was no bacon on the menu, but the array of options was truly odd to our palate: yoghurt and fruit, plenty of Middle Eastern vegetables, eggs, fish, cheese and salad. Outside of Denmark I don't know where I've ever [...]


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