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St. Mark’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Israel and Palestine

The Hebron Public Toilet

This poem was brought to you by Ian W… Oh Sandy, you witnessed the contradiction Two different lives coming together In the enforced intimacy of a Hebron Public ToiletFor men these places are a brief wordless interlude But for women-  often a networking opportunity But in Hebron, by the Ibrahimi Mosque How do you describe…

A British Perspective/Trophies from the Walled Off Hotel, Bethlehem

As part of the British contingent of St Mark’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Fiona and Ian W. and Hazel and Dave W. are blessed to have encountered so many new friends from the US and also South Africa.  What we are seeing is troubling – often disturbing and we feel the weight of history…

Kids for Peace in Jerusalem

This post was brought to you by Randy M… During the pre – Pilgrimage days in Jerusalem, Karen and Tom G., Alan T., and Randy M. met with the co-directors of Kids4Peace, Jerusalem, Tareq S. and Meredyth R. Kids4Peace brings together American, Israeli, and Palestinian children for camps and other activities with the aim of overcoming ignorance and…

Greetings from the Holy Land.

This post was brought to you by Heather P… How does one summarize such days as these and the lessons we can only try to hold?   We toured The Old City of Jerusalem, stood in quiet awe at the Dome of the Rock, placed prayers at the Wailing Wall, and descended into The Church of…

Follow the Blog to St. Mark’s Pilgrimage…

This post is brought to you by Karen G…   The 2017 St. Mark’s Pilgrimage Group (28 St. Mark’s family and friends) will be travelling in the Holy Land October 17 – 28 (with 14 going on to Jordan for an additional  5 days).  In Jerusalem, we will worship at St. George’s Cathedral and meet with…