Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Easter in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 1697

Thanks be to God for! What a treasure trove of information that is :-)

My never-ending research into the history of Christianity in the Middle East brought me to this book, which was footnoted in a book by Kenneth Cragg, if I recall).

This is the account of one English pilgrim, Henry Maundrell, visiting Jerusalem in 1697 for Easter.


Justin Long said...

Note to readers: in the older books, what looks like the letter "f" is actually the letter "s" as it was formed then. :)

Abu Daoud said...

Thanks Justin, there is an exception though--at the end of a word, where it is indeed written 's'. I have read so many 19th C. writings that I don't even notice it anymore...