05.06.2012 - 05.06.2012
As I write this, we've just said farewell to some of the amazing people we've met the last two weeks at St. George's. Our final day was on the "Road to Emmaus" (which is interesting because we really don't have any idea where Emmaus was. We drove by two of the four towns thought of as possibities and then went to a third one). We had our closing Eucharist at "Our Lady of the Ark" in Kiryat Yearim (Kiarath Jearim), where the Ark of the Covenant was kept for some time in Old Testament times (pictures). We celebrated the Eucharist outdoors, looking in the distance to Jerusalem and the surrounding area (photo). Our bus picks us up for the airport at 5 AM in the morning for our final stop in Cairo.