Posted By Archbishop Paul Kwong
21 July 2017
This blog is a bit overdue because I decided to wait until I came back to Hong Kong after the Anglican Communion Pilgrimage to the Holy Land before I blogged. The pilgrimage with a theme “Intentional Discipleship in a World of Difference” which took place on 24th June to 4th July, was directed by Archbishop Josiah, and led by Canons John Peterson and Iyad Qumri respectively.
Owing to the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China, I was forced to cut short the pilgrimage after spending the first five days there and returned to Hong Kong in time to attend the celebratory activities of the handover anniversary.
Even though I wish I could have stayed for the whole pilgrimage, it turned out that the five days were long enough for me to renew my spiritual life, to learn something new about the nativity story and other biblical narratives, and more importantly to befriend several pilgrims who came from different parts of the Communion, including, Africa, North America, Asia and Europe. This pilgrimage has helped the pilgrims from different provinces come closer together as we ate, learned, shared and worshipped together.
While I was in Jerusalem, I was humbled and honored to be installed by Archbishop Suheil in the Nebo Episcopal Canonry in St. George’s Cathedral as Episcopal Canon. Wishing you all a relaxing Summer.
Anglican Communion News Service, Daily update from the ACNS on Friday 21st July, 2017