Posts about Pilgrimage

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Night at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Last night, our group left around midnight to visit the Holy Sepulcher for the Divine Liturgy. The walled city was empty, the maze of pathways, dark and…

Mar 09, 2014
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Cana, Nazareth, and Mount Tabor

Before Leaving Today’s journey began with the Church of the Holy Apostles in Capernaum, just steps from the Sea of Galilee. This church commemorates…

Mar 08, 2014
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Day 2: Living Words

Today, Friday, is coming to a close, and if I had to sum up remarks from the group, it was about bringing the words of the Bible to life. We visited Capernaum…

Mar 07, 2014
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The Pilgrimage Begins

The Orthodox Christian Network pilgrims arrived safely in Tel Aviv yesterday afternoon – – a group of 50 attendees of a wide range of ages…

Mar 07, 2014
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Ambling: Reflections of a First-Time Pilgrim

Apprehension was one of the primary feelings that filled me as I traveled from Boston to Newark, where I would join nearly 50 other OCN pilgrims traveling…

Mar 07, 2014
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A Visit to the Jordan River

In this video, viewers can learn more about the Jordan River, the life-blood of the Holy Land, and the site of Our Lord’s Baptism.

Mar 06, 2014
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An Iconographer Travels to the Holy Land

Iconographer and artist Brian Whirledge shares about his pilgrimage to the Holy Land and its lasting impact on his spiritual journey.

Mar 05, 2014
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The Tomb of Lazarus

It is easy to find the Tomb of Lazarus depressing. For one thing, it lies behind a formidable thirty-foot-high barrier, separating Palestinian Bethany…

Mar 04, 2014
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Nazareth

The worst thing, I thought, was the traffic. That and a sign we passed in our taxi announcing “Nazareth Baptist Church,” for these things loudly proclaimed…

Mar 03, 2014
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The Chapel of the Ascension: the Roof and the Ruins

The worst thing was the roof; the best things were the ruins. These were my thoughts as I stood at the Chapel of the Ascension on the summit of the Mount…

Feb 26, 2014
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