Djerba, Tunisia trip – 7. Christianity in Tunisia

DSCF1349 1024Tunisia is a mostly Muslim country but does still have a functioning Jewish community with many who have already left to Israel, France or elsewhere.

There is a Catholic church in Tunisia but it is empty.  This was only used by Europeans living in this North African nation.   The St Nicholas Orthodox church looks derelict also.

Today, the different Christian organisations that work with the underground church mention there is Christians today in Tunisia but meet in people’s home to avoid persecution.

Christmas? In Tunisia?  In German?   Didn’t see many visitors here in November.   Guess a Christmas by the pool could appeal to some.

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This plant can be seen quite a lot here in Tunisia.   I saw this a few times in Jerusalem, Israel.   Its largely thought to be the crown of thorns plant that was given to Jesus before his crucifixion.

1. Plans – 2. French Connection – 3. My hotel in Djerba – 4. El Griba synagogue outside – 5. El Griba synagogue inside – 6. Markets – 7. Christianity in Tunisia – 8. Ferry to mainland Tunisia – 9. Getting to Matmata, Tunisia – 10. Sidi Idris Hotel New Hope Star Wars filmset – 11. Secrets I learnt about the famous Matmata Star Wars set – 12. Cave homes for would-be Jedis – 13. More what you don’t see in Star Wars at Hotel Sidi Idris – 14. How hospitable is Sidi Idris? – 15. ATM machines and drought – 16. Matmata Nouvelle (New Matmata) – 17. Tunisian butchers and fisherman – 18. Libyan and Algerian neighbours – 19. Jewellery businesses in Djerba – 20. Tunisia and Israel relations – 21. Hara Kebira, Jewish school, soap and TV repair shops – 22. Jewish community of Hara Kebira – 23. Going home

22 comments on “Djerba, Tunisia trip – 7. Christianity in Tunisia

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