An Earthly Pilgrimage to the Tormented City of Peace

Posted August 29, 2017 9:05 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

A staple of early Christian history, especially liturgical history, is that famous and fascinating diary kept by Egeria of her pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Both before her trip, and many times after, Christians and others have made the same trip for many of the same reasons.Such pilgrimages are not just pious activities of a private few, but often have international political ramifications as well. In both Orlando Figes’s fascinating and elegantly written The Crimean War: A History as well as the more recent study The Great Powers and Orthodox Christendom: The Crisis over the Eastern Church in the Era of the Crimean

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