Holy Week photo adventure in Jerusalem
Celebrating the Holy Week of Easter in Israel is a life changing experience for many Christian pilgrims. Thousands of people from all over the world come to visit each year to trace the footsteps of Jesus and his last moments. In April 2017, the Jewish holy week of Passover coincides with Easter. Even to the most hardened atheist, it is impossible to leave Jerusalem without it leaving it’s mark on you. This memorable photo adventure begins on Palm Sunday, and continues through Good Friday until the spectacular finale on Holy Saturday. Our week includes photography in other sites within Israel – Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Acre, Masada and the Dead Sea.
Our photo adventure revolves around Jerusalem, the state capital and the largest city in Israel. With 5000 years of history, it is holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Old City has preserved it’s history of legacies and stories, documenting the life it used to be. During Holy Week, the city transforms into a melting pot of pilgrims from all over the globe. Photographing the sight of worshippers and clergy amongst a background of light and colour through the Old City is an experience you are not likely to forget.
On Palm Sunday, thousands of pilgrims descend the Mount of Olives to re-enact Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The crowds of worshippers in song and giving blessings, with palms and an abundance of colour is a slight to behold. Good Friday is a very special day in Jerusalem and one of the most amazing sights in religion. We will capture the faithful as they hoist wooden crosses and chant prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus. Known as “The way of the cross”, the procession retraces Jesus’ final steps along the Via Dolorosa and follows the 14 stations as they finally arrive to the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The mysterious miracle of Holy Fire on the following day also occurs at this church.
Our Easter photography week is held through Photo Workshop Adventures, our affiliate with more than 100 photo destinations in over 50 countries, on 7 continents. Please contact us or PWA directly for further information on this memorable learning experience.