This was our last full day in the Holy Land and the Pilgrims were looking forward to a busy day seeing some of the important sites in and around Lake Galilee. This is always a very special day for me as I love the places that we see around the Lakeside, all of which are … Continue reading Our Pilgrims have returned!
All of the rooms at the Ron Beach Hotel have a view of the Lake which is why the hotel is to wide and means it can take a long time to make it from the dining room to some people’s rooms.This means that most people get an uninterrupted of the sunrise and people just … Continue reading Pilgrims’ Reflections and Sunrise over Lake Galilee
Today on the Southwark Pilgrimages blog: The Anglicans in our group had hoped to be able to join our brothers and sisters at Christ Church Nazareth for our Eucharist today but it became clear to us last night that this would not be possible. Instead Bishop Christopher presided at the Eucharist in the meeting room … Continue reading ‘God is really at work’ and more.
It is an early start as we begin the day which sees us move from Jerusalem to Galilee. Our bags are to be outside our rooms by 7.30am if we want someone from the hotel to carry them for us. Then it is an early breakfast so that we can be ready to go to … Continue reading To Galilee via the Latin Patriarchate
Jackie Lamaro writes about visiting the Comboni sisters. Read the full post at: https://southwarkpilgrimages.com/recent-posts/pilgrims-reflection-2/
We were expecting to go to Bethlehem to visit the Basilica of the Birth.... but sadly our plans had to change. So, as well as not being able to see the church, we were unable to send half the group to L’Arche, Bethlehem which is one of Bishop Christopher’s Lent Call projects. As a result … Continue reading An unexpected change of plans
The lunch in the Armenian quarter is always a good one and today was no exception and after lunch we set off on foot again to go to the Dormition Abbey. The Dormition Abbey is an absolutely beautiful place built in the early 1900s. In the crypt there is a huge sculpture of Mary in … Continue reading Visiting the Wailing Wall
Today, as we set off to enter the Old City and begin the journey of the stations of the cross walking the Via Dolorosa, we entered the old city by a different gate. Walking past the gate that we usually use we headed to St Stephen’s Gate, which has a new walkway to the pool … Continue reading ‘Do you want to get well?’
We arrive in Ein Karem and walk to the Covent of the Sisters of Zion. It is quite a long walk and the sun is hot as the Pilgrims make their way to the beautiful gardens in which the convent is situated. After lunch we have some time to spend sitting in the garden if … Continue reading ‘Our hearts burning within us’
Read Sue Keeler from Purley's reflection on day 1 of our ecumenical pilgrimage at https://southwarkpilgrimages.com/recent-posts/pilgrims-reflection-1/