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Friday of the First Week of Lent | Journey to Jerusalem

Welcome to Cathedral's Lenten Reflection series, "Journey to Jerusalem," where we are documenting Cathedral's pilgrimage to the Holy Land. You're invited to read a reflection from a pilgrim below, as well as a snippet of information about the Holy Land. We pray that learning about the Holy Land this Lent brings you deeper into your faith!

Reflections from a Pilgrim

Today, we will introduce you to Elaine! Elaine says, "This very holy trip with my sister, Patricia, will be an my opportunity to share it with her and also fulfill my interest in Biblical history, my faith and Biblical archaeology!" Thank you all for your prayers as we continue to prepare for our travels tomorrow. We are praying for you, too!

Did you know?

This day the pilgrims will spend in the old city of Jerusalem and may be their most intense day in terms of the sites they will visit.  Here they will see the pool of Bethesda, the Western Wall, the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Mt. Zion and the Via Dolorosa which is the path from Jesus' visit with Pilate to his crucifixion.  And if these were not enough, the Church of the Holy Seplercure is part of the day's itinerary.  This is one of the most holy places in the Holy Land as it marks where Jesus was crucified and where he was burried.  This was one of the places that sparked the start of the Crusades after the Turks captured the city and disallowed pilgrims access to the site.