Easter 2022

For most of Jerusalem, Sunday arrived like every other Sunday.  The sun came up, the merchants went to their stores and began bringing out their baked goods and fresh fruit, fish and fowl, woven goods and exotic spices.  The sounds and smells of the shops mingled with the clattering of the hooves of Roman horsesContinue reading “Easter 2022”

5 Lent 2022

The Gospel of John speaks of “the disciple whom Jesus loved” and we all assume it is John the apostle.  Popular literary works and the musical Jesus Christ Superstar would have us believe that Mary of Magdala was Jesus’ most devoted disciple, and she certainly was faithful in her devotion, but for me, I haveContinue reading “5 Lent 2022”

Christmas Day 2020

The year 2020 has been a difficult one for most of us by comparison to what we think of as normal.  Depending upon your profession, you may have been overworked or struggled to find work.  Many people lost loved ones this year, and many others were separated from their loved ones by time and spaceContinue reading “Christmas Day 2020”