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Posts tagged “Jerusalem

The Wall: Part One

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(The sound starts only at 0:40)

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Picture of the Wailing Wall taken in Jerusalem.


Confiteor…

A Filipino priest hears the confession of one of his pilgrim flock in Jerusalem.
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Picture taken in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre


“And he wept bitterly..”

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Photograph shows the stained-glass, domed roof of the Church of St Peter Gallicantu, Jerusalem
Image of part of a thirteenth century ivory Agnus Dei crozier in the Louvre Museum, taken from Wikipedia


Night’s Candles Are Blown Out

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Picture taken in the Church of St Anne, beside the Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem.


Stepping Into The Light

Leaving “the upper room” in Jerusalem
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A Journey

There are times when movement is difficult,

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The way ahead blocked,

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And choice is limited.

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The light appears almost beyond reach..

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But one final climb calls…

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Translation of the final of Richard Strauss’ “Four Last Songs”
“Im Abendrot” (“At sunset”)

(Text: Joseph von Eichendorff)

We have gone through sorrow and joy hand in hand;

Now we can rest from our wandering above the quiet land.

Around us, the valleys fall away; the air is growing darker.

Just two skylarks soar upwards dreamily into the fragrant air.

Come close to me, and let them flutter.

Soon it will be time for sleep.

Let us not lose our way in this solitude.

O vast, tranquil peace, so deep at sunset!

How weary we are of wandering—

Is this perhaps death?

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(Pictures taken in the Holy Land. October 2010.)