Easter/Holy Week Category

Parades of Power

On this Palm Sunday weekend Christians commemorate the “Triumphal Entry” of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus proceeded down the Mount of Olives, through the storied Eastern Gate into Jerusalem, and enthusiastic crowds shouted as he passed: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” He was not atop a parade float or […]

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The Power of Resurrection

In 2016, I met Wajeeh Nuseibeh. He is the “Door Keeper of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.” Every morning, as he has done for decades, he takes a great, iron key and unlocks the Church that holds the tomb of Jesus, a building shared by multiple Christian denominations. Before Wajeeh had this job, his […]

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Choose Your Parade

The last military parades in the United States came at the end of the Gulf War and the conclusion of “Operation Desert Storm.” This parade followed in the tradition of the great victory parades from the World Wars, and the inaugurations of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Both men had served with distinction in the military, […]

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