Sunday, December 14, 2014

In candles' glow

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To the (Western) Christian friends--a blessed 3rd Sunday of Advent.
Gaudete,  rejoice!

Not easy to find an Advent wreath down here in the Negev desert.
Instead I give you pilgrims' candles from up on Calvary,  in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
They illumine a beautiful capital atop an ancient column.
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11 comments:

Spiderdama said...

Thank you!
As we say I have "sung Christmas in" today!
The holy hour, we stand in starlight and hear the bells chime, Christmas comes.

Hugs from north!

cieldequimper said...

Delightful photo for 3rd Advent. Thank you! I went to a carol concert today. It was very nice even for an atheist like me!

William Kendall said...

The candles do make for a beautiful image!

Cloudia said...

inspiring space



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

VP said...

Not sure to know what an Advent wreath is...

Dina said...

Friends, thank you for your uplifting comments. :)

VP, in America they call the candles + greenery an Advent wreath. One candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent, two on the second Sunday, etc. It's like a Christian Chanuka menorah. :)

Here it is explained with a pic:
http://pastorblog.cumcdebary.org/?p=3306

and here is a strange example on my blog:
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2008/12/crusader-circles.html

Hels said...

The old capital was indeed beautifully sculpted. And it has survived very well.

Norma Beishir said...

Beautiful...a reminder of what Christmas is really all about.

Karl Demetz said...

Thank you, Dina! A delightful image!
Here we have an Advent wreath in almost every apartment...

Patsy said...

Thank You!

Sara said...

That is beautiful, Dina.