My phone woke me up at 4.45am today on Easter Sunday morning, a silly time indeed, but I needed to leave just after 5 to get to the other end of the city for a special event with people churches all over the city starting at 06.00.
It did mean that that leader speaking, the worship band and the tomb itself were hidden from view as there were bushes and trees in front of where I was sitting thought! I would have a guess that there was about 2000 people crammed into the garden. About half of the people I would guess are Christian tourists on a short holiday,with the remainder being Israeli believers and foreign Christians like me volunteering in the land.
This was a memorable day to spend Easter Sunday. I missed this service last year as I didn’t wake up in time!!
Funnily enough, two years ago I was working for an Israeli software company in Southampton UK, there we were given a chocolate egg by our bosses as an Easter present! Also Pesach was mentioned as well as the Jewish holiday is the week before Easter.
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