Photo: Green Monk.


                        Pilgrimage: Egypt Next

Image: portion of illuminated manuscript page from "The Book of Kells."



Photo: of Monk Preston and Monk Linda on camels in front of a pyramid and the Great Sphinx. Monk Preston and Monk Linda view the Pyramids and the Sphinx as Moses and Joseph may have seen them, from atop camels!

Joseph of the Old Testament:  

     Egypt, land of the Pyramids.  Land of Bible Stories.  Here Joseph, the son of Jacob, was sold into slavery.  Here he interpreted dreams and rose in power second only to Pharaoh, that God might save his people Israel from famine.  

Here Israel was enslaved by Pharaoh, then delivered by God using a man named Moses.  All events directed by God to point to the Saviour of the world, the Messiah who would be sent by God.

Photo: of Monk Linda in front of a giant stone head of the Pharaoh Ramses.

    Sculpted stone head of  Pharaoh Ramses.  Moses' adopted brother?  Think Yul Brynner in Cecil B. De Mille's The Ten Commandments.

Joseph of the New Testament:

     In the New Testament, we read that the angel of the Lord appeared to another Joseph, the husband of Mary, in a dream; telling him to take Mary and the child Jesus and flee from Herod into Egypt.  Herod would soon order all male children under two years old killed.  Joseph obeyed God.

 (Joseph) "...took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt; and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son."  -Matthew 2:14,15 _________________________________________

  Image: The prayer foundation logo (with white Celtic cross on a green shield).

Photo: of giant temple columns lit by the setting sun. Kom-Ombo Temple in Upper Egypt

Photo: of Monk Preston and Monk Linda climbing a pyramid and standing on massive 4' by 4' by 8' stone blocks. What a pyramid looks like up close.  They originally had smooth, bright white limestone over-casings, which were removed long ago for local building projects.  


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