The Feast of Tabernacles is one of three
major feasts in the Bible, along with
Easter and Pentecost.
The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem has organized a special conference and festivities on the Feast
of Tabernacles in Jerusalem,
for Christian people from all over the world.
On the Feast of Tabernacles,
Christian people from the various nations can meet with each other,
participate in the festivities and have a great opportunity to be a
living testimony to the fact, that there are Christian individuals all
over the world, that love their creator the God of Israel, believe
firmly in the promises of God for Israel in the Bible and wish to be a
blessing for the nation of Israel by their words and deeds.
Mr. Olafur Johannsson is representing the International Christian
Embassy in Iceland. He has for many years, organized tours from Iceland,
to participate in the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.
The tour started on the 18. of September, with a flight
from Keflavik Iceland to Copenhagen in Denmark.
The next day, the tour continued from
Kastrup Airport to Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel, with a short stop in
Copenhagen Town Hall Square
Airport we went up to Jerusalem
View over Jerusalem to the
On the Saturday, 21. of
September, we went to Ein Gedi, near the Dead Sea. At Ein Gedi, we saw the
enormous desert mountains and had the privilege to watch glorious praise and
dancing performances, on a stage that has been prepared, specially for these
||It is an
unforgettable experience to participate in the praise and see the
multicolored lights, that move back and forth on the mountain slopes and
watch the full moon rise above the Dead Sea.
The opening ceremony started at the conference center in
Jerusalem on Sunday evening the 22.
The Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Ariel Sharon honoured the
gathering with his presence. He addressed the audience with warm words of
welcome and was greeted with a thundering applause many times.
Listen to Mr.
The text of the speech
The representative in Iceland
for the International Christian
Embassy, Mr. Olafur
Johannsson, on the
with the Icelandic flag.
On Monday evening, the first speaker was the well known
Mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Ehud Olmert. He thanked the participants, for their
unfailing friendship, in these difficult times for Jerusalem and the state
In the afternoon on the 24.
the we gathered together
in a beautiful park in Jerusalem called Sachar,
to participate in the annual
Here is a part of the Icelandic
group waiting for the march
The children have already started to collect flags, from
the different nations.
Here we see
Iceland written both
in English and
Our neighbours and
friends form Denmark
on the left
The Jerusalem March, is an unforgettable experience for
everyone that takes part in it. You feel the
warmth and thankfulness from
the people in the city of Jerusalem, that go out and fill the streets, to
give the guests a warm welcome, "baruch haba". It is also beautiful
to see the joy of the children, when they are collecting all sorts of
from the many nations that take part.
Here we see the last part of
the Jerusalem March. The
representatives from Switzerland and Zimbabwe.