Walking the way of the Cross

At 3 pm on Fridays, a group of priests lead the Stations of the Cross over the twisting, cobbles worn smooth by thousands of years of foot traffic. I waited in the 2nd station, where there are two chapels, and the chapel of the flagellation was unearthly cold –...

Turn left and right for Via Dolorosa

With instructions like that is it any surprise that I got lost? At first I walked in a perfect square and landed up back at Jaffa Gate? But I finally found the Hospice, that is a haven of calm in the City, off the via Dolorosa. I also got lost in the heaving crowd...

Bending low in Bethlehem

As that’s the only way to get into the Church of the Nativity in Manger Square. You can see the three doors shrinking with each destruction, and the final one is to prevent Muslim invaders from riding their horses into the church. In the square a mosque and the...

Nazareth

It’s now a large town spread out over the hills, for no reason except that it was the home town of Jesus. Once nearly 80% Christian, it’s now 80% Muslim. The church and the sites are beautiful, and the cobbled streets and stone buildings are pale...

How did this happen?

Comment: This was one of my first every posts on a now defunct blog This is one of those trips that I never dreamt I’d make! I’m visiting Israel on work – of course I said yes when asked to go I’m blogging on my new toy -the eee pc. I...

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