Old and New Jerusalem

I know this is not about Byzantine Chanting, but I wanted to share with you these photos I took in Jerusalem the other day!

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The old city of Jerusalem is a wonderful place to explore. I was in Jerusalem a few days ago and had a chance to walk around the old city for a couple of hours. This time of the year, the city is full of pilgrims who come from all parts of the world to celebrate the New Jerusalem; the resurrection of our Savior. So many nationalities, so many different emotions, and so many prayers filling the air.  Some who are clueless and just taking selfies under a chandelier or a crucifix, and some so deep in prayer and even crying! It was nearly impossible to get a turn to go into Jesus Christ’s tomb with all the tourists and with the little time I had, so I decided to celebrate the rising Christ with prayer for my loved ones, the living and the dead, and light a few candles.

Lighting candles at the Holy Sepulcher Lighting candles at the Holy…

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