Flowers bloomed all around us. Blue skies with soft puffy clouds lazily floated overhead. It was a lovely morning when we visited Jerusalem’s Garden Tomb. The temperature perfect, a soft breeze like a gentle kiss on the skin. Strains of music come to me now as I remember that day: “Was it a morning like … More He is Risen
Christ Arose by Robert Lowry, Public Domain Low in the grave He lay,Jesus, my Savior,Waiting the coming day,Jesus, my Lord! ◦ Refrain:Up from the grave He arose,With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,He arose a Victor from the dark domain,And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.He arose! He arose!Hallelujah! Christ arose! Vainly they … More Christ Arose!
In last week’s Watch Your Step, Travel Tips I warned you about bartering in Jerusalem’s Marketplace. Perhaps the best way to caution you about some of the salesmen is to tell you one story from my experience—even if it makes me look bad. Travel Light Humor A white shirt embroidered with light blue thread drew … More Watch Your Step, Part 2
You may have noticed in previous posts I’ve suggested you wear non-slip comfortable walking shoes during your tour of ancient Jerusalem. Much of the old city’s streets are uneven. This is especially true in the marketplace. Wandering the stone-paved streets of the market we were distracted by the amazing sights. It was easy to be … More Watch Your Step, Part 1
Two places are considered as possible locations for Jesus’ tomb. One is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site for centuries, as we discussed in last week’s post: https://suzanklassen.com/2017/05/01/church-of-the-holy-sepulchre/ The other site is the Garden Tomb. Approximately two hundred years ago some Christians began to look for a possible location that reflected more … More The Garden Tomb
In the 4th Century AD, Emperor Constantine’s mother built the original Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. From that time to the present the Holy Sepulchre has been the traditional site of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Although this church was destroyed twice by conquerors, the believers rebuilt it. It is a … More Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. This year’s anniversary falls on Monday, April 24. However, in the Jewish calendar, the day begins at sunset of the previous day. Observing Jews will celebrate Remembrance Day beginning at sunset Sunday, … More Holocaust Remembrance Day
All around the world Christians observe this Holy Week or Passion Week. It began with Palm Sunday to observe Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. It ends with His resurrection from the dead. In between, Jesus accomplishes a great deal. Perhaps you’d like to spend some time reflecting on Jesus’ busy week. Below is a list … More Jesus’ Busy Week