ecubishop reports on Jerusalem

There’s a contingent of ECUSA folks in Jerusalem now, including the Right Reverend Blogging Christopher Epting. Here’s part of his report on Palm Sunday.

After lunch we joined a procession of perhaps 8-10,000 people winding their way down from the Mount of Olives through the Garden of Gethsemane toward the gates of the Old City. Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Protestants of all kinds. Hymns and chants and banners and crosses — general pandamonium. Maybe like the first Palm Sunday!

I thought it was very cool for our Moslem sisters and brothers, standing on every balcony and every street corner, to see (as they obviously do on several occasions each year) Christians actually marching together and witnessing publicly to our faith in ways that they do so much more regularly.  They respect us most when we are clear about what we believe and why we believe it.

Visit his blog for more reports.

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