Preparing for Pilgrimage

On Friday, a group of pilgrims from the Diocese of Olympia will join a group from the Diocese of Colorado for an Advent pilgrimage in the Holy Land. Pictures in my office are a constant reminder of the beauty of the Sea of Galilee. That’s where we will be next weekend, walking in the land where Jesus walked, and enjoying the hospitality of the people who live in Israel and Palestine today. As we travel, I’ll post updates and pictures or video of our experience (as WiFi bandwidth permits).

In this Thanksgiving week, I am grateful for all the people who will receive and accompany us along the way and for those who will help us learn.  I continue to treasure the Collect for the Presence of Christ that gave me the name for this blog:

Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. Amen.

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On the edge of the Sea of Galilee

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