Raja Shehadeh—Easter in Ramallah

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Almost every year for over one hundred years on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter, the main street in Ramallah has been overtaken by marching boy scouts and girl scouts banging drums and blowing trumpets before tens of thousands of onlookers.

It isn’t much of a parade. The music is as loud and out of tune as it is enthusiastic. Yet I try never to miss Sabt el Nour and the rowdy procession celebrating the miraculous light that beamed from Christ’s tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem the day before his resurrection.

Read it all and do not miss the fantastic picture.

Filed under: * Christian Life / Church LifeChurch Year / Liturgical SeasonsEaster* International News & CommentaryMiddle EastIsrael* Religion News & CommentaryOther ChurchesOrthodox Church

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