Feature Photography

Photographer’s Statement: 

This photo was taken in May 2011 on the Mount of Olives, near Dominus Flevit Chapel. Note the barbed wire, a reminder of violence within and around Jerusalem, and of people imprisoned for their religious beliefs. This is where Jesus wept over the fate of Jerusalem. Although Jerusalem means “abode of peace” it is still vulnerable to violence and unrest. The city has been destroyed and rebuilt over 17 times. During my visit to the Mount of Olives with members of my parish in the U.K., we prayed the Psalm 122 (a song of ascent) and prayed for the peace of Jerusalem, and freedom for all parishioners. 

Photographer: R. Susan Smandych 

R. Susan Smandych is completing a Master of Divinity at Trinity College. She is currently an Intern at St. Paul’s Fort Garry Anglican Church.


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