Spent Easter sunday and monday wandering around the old city. On sunday there was an early morning worship service at the Garden Tomb. Some of my friends went to this, but it was 6am and I slept in, so I got there later in the afternoon only to find it shut (it doesn’t normally open sundays) After the early morning service there done by my church (King of Kings Jerusalem) there was several other services in French, Spanish, Swedish and Arabic by some other Christian organisations. I then went to a conventional service at my church in their regular building.
Not to worry, I got to visit the tomb today (Easter Monday) as its the last day of the Jewish holiday of Pesach as well. Its really easy to forget as gentiles, but Jews wont eat anything with yeast in on this time, so going to the bakery near my work place was shut for the weekend, as any conventional form of bread, cake or pastries are not available. At this time Jews eat Matzvah which looks like an oversized cracker bread instead. So stick some hummus or jam on it, and its pretty good.
The tomb was quite busy today of course, with Christian visitors from all over there, the garden looked very pretty too.