2013 Holy Land photos revisited

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In April – May 2013, Fr Paul Hart assumed the role of lead Chaplain for a group of 20 pilgrims on a very special tour to Egypt, Jordan and the Holy Land. Many photos were taken by the participants, but none more striking than those of young Michael Steele. Michael has given permission for us to display the photos on our website. The following gallery is but a fraction of the wonderful sights and scenes he captured.

Chaplain Fr Paul Hart displays iconic mosaic paten

Chaplain Fr Paul Hart displays iconic Holy Land mosaic paten of the Loaves and Fishes

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Wagga Pilgrims visit Pyramids in Egypt

Wagga Pilgrims visit Pyramids in Egypt

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Vendors near Pyramids

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Visit to Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt

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Painting on papyrus of Jesus and the 12 Apostles, Alexandria, Egypt. Papyrus is a thin paper-like material made from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus. It has been used in Egypt from 4th millennium B.C.

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Icon of Sts Peter and Paul, Alexandria church, Egypt.

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Desert well – Egyptian oasis

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View from top of Mt Sinai, on Sinai Peninsula. Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mt Sinai. Our photographer, Michael Steele, is front left.

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Intrepid trekkers who made it to the small chapel at the top of Mt Sinai.

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Pilgrims at St Catherine’s Monastery beside Mt Sinai. The monastery was built in the middle of the 6th century and continues today as a religious centre conducted by Orthodox monks.

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Image of St Catherine – at Mt Sinai Monastery

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‘7 Pillars of Wisdom’ mountain – Sinai Desert

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Local shepherd and flock

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Visitors approach Petra Treasury

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Petra Treasury façade carved in red mountain rock – 2000 years old

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Mt Nebo Moses Memorial – He saw the ‘Promised Land’ Israel, but God did not allow him to enter.

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More photos to follow…

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