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... Somehow in my explorations at Canterbury, Winchester, Lourdes, and here in Santiago I have forgotten to mention that we Jews had a serious pilgrimage tradition three thousand years ago. It was actually central to the ways our ancestors experienced God, and holiness, and holidays.
For three thousand years, at least from the time Jerusalem became the capital of Israel under King David and his son Solomon completed the First Temple, our ancient ...
... mostly in Spanish though the bishop welcomed visitors in French, English and Italian and an Irish priest spoke a few words. The main bishop (there were 2) spoke (we presume a sermon or homily) without any notes for 15-20 minutes. Impressive. As well as the organ there were a few other instruments and a good cantor who led the singing accompanied by the organ, etc. and sometimes sang a Capella. Before the ...
... They told me that if I don't print out my boarding pass ahead of time, I get charged 40€ or $60 dollars at the counter. I found a pay-by-the-minute computer where I could print it out. It was a little difficult because I couldn't get it to translate into English, but I got it printed! Tomorrow we will arrive in Santiago. If we get there early enough, we can attend the pilgrim's mass at noon. Adios, ...
... as it's the only one with a decent wifi. Got a great skype call with Alice, Maguire and Niamh. Awesome to see them and exchange some banter. Caught up on blog and then took myself for a wander around Santiago. Nothing special except a beautiful piece of stone artwork of a gorgeous naked lady which I loved and they would deliver to Oz for nothing but I had concerns about the mounting board and got Hedley to check. He had same concerns and given the price it ...
... that it lacked something. Can’t say what it lacked, just something. As we were early visitors the cathedral was pretty empty so we didn’t have to join the throng of pilgrims who turned up later.
The day started out coldish, and as the town is made up of narrow streets with tall buildings the sun didn’t reach us. Every time we turned a corner we were looking for the two pilgrims, and as we found out later ...