Friday, January 21, 2011

Au Revoir, Jerusalem

An iPhone photo of the group photo of our 30-member St. John's Episcopal Church pilgrim band, taken at the beginning of our pilgrimage outside St. George's Cathedral in east Jerusalem, with Canon Iyad Qumri, our friend and guide, at left in the first row.

After walking the Stations of the Cross beginning Saturday morning at 5:45 and having our final Holy Eucharist service at one of the places associated with the biblical town of Emmaus, we'll have a final few hours to pack and drink in the Old City before our departure at about midnight from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. We arrive at LAX Sunday morning, each of us, in some way, changed.

As the French say, we'll be back.

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