Churches Together on Pilgrimage

  Ein Karim

                       The Birth of John the Baptist        Luke 1: 57-67                                                  

 57When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58Her neighbours and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. 59On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, 60but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John." 61They said to her, There is no one among your relatives who has that name." 62Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. 63He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John." 64Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God. 65The neighbours were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. 66Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him. 67His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:  


 

Blessed be the Lord...................     Church of St John the Baptist

Old Village Spring     Church of the Visitation

           Church of the Visitation       Church of the Visitation                                                                  

       Jerusalem    

       Abu Gosh

       Mount of Olives

        Mount Zion