Holy Week in the Holy Land: A Pictorial Journey

Throughout Holy Week I will be posting pictures from my trip to the Holy Land this past summer. I hope these photos will enrich your reflection on the gospel readings over this next week.

To begin with, here are a few photos of the Judaean desert and Jerusalem.

Excerpt from this Saturday’s gospel reading:

So Jesus no longer walked about in public among the Jews,
but he left for the region near the desert,
to a town called Ephraim,
and there he remained with his disciples.

Now the Passover of the Jews was near,
and many went up from the country to Jerusalem
before Passover to purify themselves.
They looked for Jesus and said to one another
as they were in the temple area, “What do you think?
That he will not come to the feast?”

– John 11: 54-56

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3 comments

  1. What wonderful pictures! I am wondering if a short caption could be added for those of us who are less versed in these things.

    This is a great blessing to have in this holiest of weeks.

    Thank you for doing this.

  2. This is beautiful, what a great idea. Thank you Nathan, for this opportunity for visio divina at this time. I am always grateful to be reminded of my own journeys to the Holy Land, a place I long to return to.

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