Native woman drawing water from Mary's Well - Nazareth

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Mary’s Well & Franciscan Monastery – Nazareth, Palestine 1943

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Saturday 13 February 1943, he visits Nazareth.  He said – Saw Franciscan Monastery  which was for a while No 2 N.Z.G.H.  (New Zealand General Hospital).  Visited “Mary’s Well” only good spring left at Nazareth and … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Mary’s Well & Franciscan Monastery – Nazareth, Palestine 1943

View of cave forming part of Mary's House of altar representing Angel Gabriel speaking to Virgin Mary. Church of Annunication - Nazareth

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Plains of Jezreel, Churches of Annunciation & St Joseph, Nazareth, Palestine 1943

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Saturday 13 February 1943, he visits Nazareth.  He said – Passed over Plains of Jezreel.  Nazareth like all other Arab towns.  Visited “Church of Annunciation” built over caves believe to have been part of … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Plains of Jezreel, Churches of Annunciation & St Joseph, Nazareth, Palestine 1943

Church of St. Peter – Anglican Church – Queenstown, New Zealand

Last week I visited St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and this week is the Anglican Church of St. Peter’s turn.  Don’t worry, I’m not converting, I’m still a devout atheist who just happens to like religious buildings 🙂 While St. Joseph’s is up on the … Continue reading Church of St. Peter – Anglican Church – Queenstown, New Zealand

General View of Bethlehem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Bethlehem, Palestine 1942

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said ” Left camp on trip at 8AM.  Arriving at Jerusalem at 11AM.  Straight onto Bethlehem – reaching Church of Nativity – star(?) & manger then to British … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Bethlehem, Palestine 1942

Altar of Cathedral of Nativity - Bethlehem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of the Nativity – 1942 Bethlehem, Palestine (photos)

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said ” Left camp on trip at 8AM.  Arriving at Jerusalem at 11AM.  Straight onto Bethlehem – reaching Church of Nativity – star(?) & manger then to British … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of the Nativity – 1942 Bethlehem, Palestine (photos)

Altar of Church of "All Nations" showing mosaic work - Jerusalem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary – 1942 Jerusalem

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said ” Returned to Jerusalem for lunch.  Afternoon taken over the Way of the Cross.  Saw Garden of Gethsemane in which stands Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary. … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary – 1942 Jerusalem

Souvenir of Gethsemane

Grandad’s WWII Diary – 1942 Souvenir of Gethsemane – Jerusalem

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said “Saw Garden of Gethsemane in which stands Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary..” From Wikipedia – Gethsemane is a garden at the foot of the Mount … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – 1942 Souvenir of Gethsemane – Jerusalem