WARNING: This blog entry might only be of interest to Anglican-ites
I had the privilege and the honour of attending the annual Diocese of Jerusalem synod as an observer. This was the first time in over a decade that it was held in Jerusalem, due to the difficulties in members from other countries being able to attend. This year was no exception - it took the Jordanian contingent a full day (beginning at the Israeli embassy of Amman at 9 AM and getting into Jerusalem after midnight) just to arrive.
Our parish group had no issues crossing the checkpoint from Ramallah and so arriving early, I went on a walk with two fellow parishioners. We ended up going to the Garden Tomb. At one point, I realized there were all these groups of tourists and then there was me with two imposing men dressed in suits...
Me and 'my bodyguards' touring the Garden Tomb