Images from the Middle East (Easter Edition)

Church of the Beatitudes, spring / Lent 2013

Church of the Beatitudes, spring / Lent 2013

This Easter Sunday, images from my first trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories — my first encounter with Jerusalem, my first with the Sea of Galilee. Blessed are the peacemakers, blessed are those who mourn, blessed are those who suffer for the sake of righteousness…and may the hope of new life find us in the midst of all the fear, sadness, darkness, and death that shroud our lives together.

 

 

 

 

"Blessed are those who suffer for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

“Blessed are those who suffer for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance to Capernaum, on the Sea of Galilee, associated with Jesus' preaching and healing ministry

Entrance to Capernaum, on the Sea of Galilee, associated with Jesus’ preaching and healing ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

View of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Garden of Gethsemane

Olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church of All Nations / Basilica of the Agony, Jerusalem

Church of All Nations / Basilica of the Agony, Jerusalem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

About Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson teaches religion, ethics, philosophy, and human rights at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. He is the author of *American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940* (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and nonfiction essays about Bosnia for the Canadian literary magazine *Numero Cinq*. Born in 1975 in Olean, NY, he earned the Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia, where he specialized in American religious history. He writes, teaches, and lectures about religion in America, popular culture, Mormonism, and Bosnia. He lives in Exeter with his partner, Alexis Simpson, and their two children.
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2 Responses to Images from the Middle East (Easter Edition)

  1. Rick Simpson says:

    Wonderful again, Tom. == Dad

  2. Nice place, I’ll visit soon!

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