Jerusalem, Part 3

“Let all mortal flesh keep silence…” in Arabic and English simultaneously is the way I will remember the First Sunday of Advent. The 9:30 service is primarily in Arabic at St George’s Cathedral of the Diocese of Jerusalem. Our pilgrims worshipped and enjoyed coffee hour in a lovely garden with the local congregation and another group on a Lightline pilgrimage from the Diocese of Wyoming. After church, we walked through the Old City to the Western Wall, then on through the souq stopping for spices at a market stall. After lunch, we drove to Ein Karem, where the meeting between Mary and Elizabeth is commemorated. From the courtyard, the view of Jerusalem is so lovely. The Super moon rose over Jerusalem as we returned to our hotel for dinner. It has been too lovely a day (after a week of perfect weather … highs about 70 with sun) not to walk through the city once more tonight. My fitbit is registering 16,352 steps with 66 floors … ready to collapse before our last day and an overnight flight home.

2 thoughts on “Jerusalem, Part 3

  1. That’s interesting, as i just looked up the chords, printed them and made a power point slide for “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” I didn’t realize it was an Advent hymn. I also looked up “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”….wonder what season that one is! (I’m good. It’s “Christian Life”!!!


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