His Grace Mar Odisho Oraham, Bishop of Europe, visited the Holy Land of Jerusalem in the month of September, following the steps of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Accompanied by Dr. Jalil Yousif and Edwin Joseph, parishioner of St. Mary Church, London, His Grace visited a number of pilgrimage areas, where prayer services were offered at each step in remembering the works of Christ, our Lord God for the salvation of mankind.
His Grace and the faithful marvelled at the historical importance of the land, while visiting biblical places, from the Garden of Gethsemane until the site of the crucifixion of Christ.
On the following day, His Grace visited Jericho, the town of the tax collector Zacchaeus. The tour group went on to the Jordan River, where Christ was baptised by John the Baptist, and then visited the dead sea.
The surrounding areas were toured on the following days, including Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Olives, Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity, and a cemetery of the hundreds of children that have been killed.
Throughout the trip, His Grace, along with the faithful, were in retreat and following a schedule of bible reading, prayers and fasting.[nggallery id=284]