Ashes and tough love as Lent begins

Ashes and tough love as Lent begins An Ethiopian Orthodox monk and another man sit in the shade outside their monastic residence on the roof of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Credit: Joel Carillet/iStock

Justin Robinson   Under my window in Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter, the men of the neighbourhood are gathering outside the cafés to sip their morning coffee, smoke too many cigarettes, scan the newspapers and talk about what’s going on. There’s much to discuss lately, but not a great deal to be done. Their shops are closed…

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