Posts about Holy Land

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Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

I had the pleasure of recently speaking with Anya Berezina Derrick about her new book, Recollections of Jerusalem, published by Holy Trinity Publications….

Oct 06, 2014
Orthodox News

The Commentator: Strangers in their own Holy Land

The embattled Christian communities in Bethlehem and Nazareth, which even those with ambivalent attitudes towards Israel are deeply concerned about By…

Jul 21, 2014
The Sounding

Imagining the Holy

I grew up in a Lutheran Church in Wisconsin, hearing the stories of the Bible every Sunday just as I still do now as an Orthodox Christian. And my imagination…

Jul 17, 2014
The Sounding

Wall Street Journal – Is Google Replacing God?

‘Is Google Replacing God? – asked the Wall Street Journal in an excellent article published on June 12, 2014.  The article highlights a report…

Jun 17, 2014
The Sounding

Leaving Christ’s Tomb and the Holy Land, and Becoming Guardians of the Tomb

This past Friday (March 14, 2014), our group of 50 OCN pilgrims departed from the Holy Land and returned to our homes in the United States. I had the opportunity…

Mar 25, 2014
The Sounding

Entering the Tomb of Christ

As we near the end of the OCN pilgrimage to the Holy Land, I would like to share a collection of thoughts and pictures from our visit to the Holy Sepulcher….

Mar 13, 2014
The Sounding

Meeting the Patriarch of Jerusalem

As the OCN pilgrims near the end of their journey, they are making the most of their last days in the Holy Land. The picture above shows them as they are…

Mar 12, 2014
The Sounding

Ascension, Gethsemane, Mary’s Tomb, and John’s House

My post today includes thoughts from fellow pilgrims, including Fr. Chris, Maria, George, and Georgia, which they shared with me as we visited these holy…

Mar 11, 2014
The Sounding

Ambling: God’s Incense

As we step out of our bus onto the mount where Jesus preached one of His most beloved sermons, the Sea of Galilee stuns my senses, its surrounding hills…

Mar 10, 2014
OCN Now

Interview with Theodore and Anna in Bethlehem

During the OCN Pilgrimage visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Charles Lelon, Vice Chair of the OCN Board of Directors, speaks with Theodore…

Mar 10, 2014
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