The crowd in one of the Old City’s streets included two dozen members of an American church group from Ohio, dressed in white. Eileen Joiner, 43, from Akron, Ohio, said she was moved to be in Jerusalem. “You see a picture and it looks impressive. You see it in person and it’s always so much more,” she said.
The group’s pastor, Janice Skeen, said a recent shooting attack in Jerusalem hadn’t deterred them. “You can’t escape the feeling and the presence of God here. This is his special land,” she said.
Mark Roberts has a reflection on “The Sixth Word: “It is finished!” (John 19:30)”