It is Holy Week and despite the winter-y weather, Easter is rapidly approaching. Like so much of life, there is great suffering to remember before the celebration. In church this last Sunday I was reminded by the preacher of one of my favorite intrepid travelers, Egeria. I wanted to share this diary with you for your Holy Week reflections.
Below is a link to the online diary of Egeria, or Ethiria, a 4th century Christian woman who made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and was there for Holy Week. Her descriptions of 4th century Jerusalem are evocative and vivid. We can thank her and her writing for much of our Christian practice around the world this week.
Wishing you a blessed Holy Week and a joyous Easter.