Tour the Mount of OlivesApril 29, 2022
Join us for a virtual pilgrimage on the Mount of Olives
Join us for a virtual pilgrimage on the Mount of Olives with a Palestinian tour guide, Saleem Anfous. We will learn about the history, the current political situation and the special place that this part of the land holds for Palestinian Christians, visiting:
- Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations
- Dominus Flevit
- Palm Sunday Walk
- and a special spot on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City
Rev. Steve Berube will share images of the Palm Sunday walk in Jerusalem with comments from his experience during his tour as an ecumenical Accompanier.
We will be joined by Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac for a reflection.
The Mount of Olives is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments and is regarded as a sacred place of prayer, worship and pilgrimage. Here, hope and the suffering of the cross come together.
During the Easter season, CFOS invites you to immerse yourself in the spiritual life of Palestinian Christians and the political reality that obstructs, and also strengthens, their faith. Before his journey to the cross, Jesus spent time in prayer on the real Mount of Olives. Walking from Bethany to Jerusalem with the ecumenical Christian community is a brilliant experience.
Several members of the CFOS Board have had the privilege of experiencing it in person. It was a life-changing experience for all of us. We invite you to live it virtually with us this year.