Week One: Monday - January 2014

01/12/2014 9:38 pm

Another set of images from January 2014.

January 2014 - Continued

Today, Monday of the first week of Advent sees us open the second window on our Advent Calendar. The focus, again, is January 2014.

As highlighted yesterday, the Episcopal Ordination of the Rt Rev Mark O'Toole as Bishop of Plymouth was a highlight of the month.

Bishop Declan Lang and his English-speaking brother bishops from around the world spent the first week of January in the Holy Land in a solidarity visit to support the local Church and the Christians of the region. The Holy Land Co-ordination took the bishops into Gaza and to the Cremisan Valley, near Bethlehem.

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The main image shows Bishop Mark O'Toole, on the day of his Episcopal Ordination, celebrating Mass in the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface in Plymouth.

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Our photographer visits the checkpoint between Israel and the West Bank, Palestine. Here, at 4am, a man serves tea to workers waiting to cross the border as they inch forward in the queue.

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A young girl in Gaza stands in the middle of a nativity scene.

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A man holds a map of the Cremisan Valley near Jerusalem. The Bishops called for Israel’s plans to build a security wall on the land of 58 Christian families to be abandoned. They met with many families from Beit Jala during their recent visit to the Holy Land and heard of their pain and anguish.