For Christians, Holy Week in Jerusalem has a special spiritual connection. The Old City, its gates and roads, the Mount of Olives, Via Dolorosa and The Holy Sepulchre Church, where pilgrims from all over the world journey to, are equally important to the Palestinian Christians of Gaza and the West Bank, who want to join their Christian brethren in Jerusalem, for the liturgical events leading to the holiest celebration in Christianity.
On Good Friday, pilgrims will process along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering), which tradition holds is the same path Jesus took as He carried the cross to the site of the crucifixion. The route has been debated by Christians for centuries, but there have been nine stations or stops on the route for about six centuries.
The procession ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where on Saturday, Eastern Orthodox Christians believe a flame appears in the tomb of Jesus and is caught by both a Greek patriarch and an Armenian Orthodox priest.
They share the flame with worshippers who have candles. For those who cannot squeeze into the ancient church, there will be jumbo screens outside for observance of the ceremony which is called the Saturday of Light or Sapt il-Noor. Although Protestant and Catholic Christians do not observe this ritual, Orthodox sects including Greek, Syrian, Armenian, Copts and Russian churches do.
Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers celebrate the Holy Fire ceremony at the Ethiopian section of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher friday in Jerusalem’s Old City, Israel. Hundreds of Orthodox Christians, all from different sects, participated in the ceremony a day preceding Orthodox Easter, and has been celebrated by worshipers for the last 1,200 years.
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This second video about Haiti inspired By Jordi Cohen Photoreportage called Fet Gédé – Eros and Thanatos in Haiti. Music and words by Jon Ben Berger and the Rhythmman Band
Few months ago Jon Ben Berger, CEO and founder of Rhythmman Records, contact me in order to to propose me to put music to my photo reportage Vivre Tap-Tap, to which I agreed immediately. Here is the second video about Haiti insired on my reportage Fet Gédé – Eros and Thanatos in Haiti.
“May God bless you and guard you, may God make His face shine on you and show favor to you, may God lift up His face on you and give you peace.”
Priestly Blessing in Birkat Kohanim at Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City during Passover (Pesach).
Pesach (Passover) is a Jewish holiday and festival. It commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which theancient Israelites were freed from slaveryin Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays and one of the three pilgrimage festivals during which the entire Jewish populace historically made a pilgrimage to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. In Judaism, the Western Wall is venerated as the sole remnant of the Holy Temple.
This reportage trying to convey the experiences of the author in this Holy Week 2011 in Jerusalem during Passover, and has been held in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, Mea Shearim, the Mount of Olives and, of course, the Western Wall.