As we enter the Holy Sepulcher, there lies a slab of stone where Jesus’ dead body was laid. The Orthodox priests anoint the stone with rose scented oil, walking around it as they say their prayers and holding an incense … Continue reading →
My thoughts are collections of other people’s ideas. There is no need for me to rewrite the story. They are good as they are. The following writings are thoughts from ordinary people who do extraordinary work that help shape my … Continue reading →
Here I stood at Mount Olive, I could see the structure behind the wall with an onion-shaped golden dome. It’s calling me, and I wanted to visit the place, but it’s not part of our itinerary. Long after I came … Continue reading →
I know, you are just dying to read what I am about to share with you this weekend.
On a pilgrimage, we learnt the rise and fall of empires, religions and people. One particular site that we visited was the graveyard of Lazarus. He descended into the dead. His burial site is way deep down in a Muslim section. The Muslim’s rise in power took over many areas where Christianity thrived. The joke was, as we ascend, we are called the “rising of Lazarus.”
It’s a tiring journey. The minute we hit the bus, we are just dead to the world, visiting the dream land.
To go down further into the Dead Sea, it’s a long descent below sea level according to this demarcation line.
This is a brief history of pilgrimage to Holy Land.
In current time and in the spirit of Halloween, here’s a macabre version of today’s challenge. The Descent of Ebola.
Source: Globe and Mail
Please do not panic.
Keep Calm and Keep on Blogging.
Was I there? At the crack of dawn, when everybody is still asleep, before the narrow streets of Old Jerusalem turn into a market place and become crowded with people, we were there to do the Via Dolorosa and reflect what … Continue reading →
Olive trees are in abundance in Holy Land but what I wanted to see, touch, hug and take a leafy twig is the olive tree where Jesus prayed at the Garden of Gethsemane. I am pretty sure everyone that visits … Continue reading →
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (Song: Oh Little Town of Bethlehem)It is difficult to express the absolute bliss that I felt during this unique spiritual adventure. As I literally followed the footsteps of Jesus, the journey … Continue reading →