Easter Sunrise on the Mount of Olives

I’m still combing through my images from Good Friday and yesterday’s Holy Fire festivities in the Old City, but I couldn’t wait to post these pix from this morning’s Easter service a few hundred meters from our doorstep on the Mount of Olives, with a grand view of the Jordan Valley.

From the second verse of our third hymn:

Jesus is ours! We fear no powers,
Not of earth or sin or death.
He sees and blesses in worst distresses;
He can change them with a breath.
Wherefore the story tell of his glory
With heart and voices; all heav’n rejoices
In him forever, Alleluia!
We shout for gladness. Triumph o’er sadness,
Love him and praise him and still shall raise him
Glad hymns forever, Alleluia!

Click here for the full gallery of sunrise service photos.

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