Photos from the Holy Land

Some of you may know that I recently took a pilgrimage to the Holy Land through the generosity of the charitable work of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the United StatesHermit Commandery of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, of which I am a member, nominated me to go on an all-expenses-paid trip with 36 other clergy from across the country in February.  One of the charitable aims of the masonic order of Knights Templar, which is part of the York Rite family of orders of Freemasonry, sends clergy who have never been to the Holy Land on a pilgrimage as part of its mission and investment in Christian ministry in the United States.  I am going through the hundreds of photos I have taken, and I am getting ready to give my first public presentation of my photographs, and will be doing several more over the course of the year; and I’d lake to share a few with you.

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Church of the Ascension, Nazareth

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Church of the Nativity, Nazareth

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Shepherds Fields, Nazareth

Church of the Synagogue, Nazareth

Church of the Synagogue, Nazareth

The Sea of Galilee, from the Mount of the Beatitudes

Pillar of Absalom, Jerusalem

Pillar of Absalom, Jerusalem

Church of All Nations, Jerusalem

Church of All Nations, Jerusalem

Private area of the Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

Private area of the Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

Behind the Church of St. Peter Gallicantu, ruins of ancient prison.

Behind the Church of St. Peter Gallicantu, ruins of ancient prison.

Traditional Site of Crucifixion, Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem

Traditional Site of Crucifixion, Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem

Site of Resurrection, Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem

Site of Resurrection, Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem

The Garden Tomb, near the place of The Skull, Jerusalem

The Garden Tomb, near the place of The Skull, Jerusalem

Chapel of the Ascension, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

Chapel of the Ascension, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

I will add more photos later, if these are of interest to AUFS readers.

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