Biblical Walk Series: The DC Memorials (Cherry Blossoms Edition)

  • April 9, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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Please join us for evening stroll as we walk some of the DC memorials along the National Mall. During our walk we will join at the memorials to read some passages from the Bible, discuss biblical meanings/history, and observe (and locate) engraved quotes and passages that may have some religious meanings. This will be most successful if people have quotes, thoughts, and passages in the bible that you would like to share at a particular memorial. So please post or email if you are able to share a passage from the Bible or engraved quotes you are fond of.

On this month's evening walk we will hit the following points along a 4 mile hike: Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Roosevelt "FDR" Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial

Details: Meet at 6:15pm sharp at the Smithsonian Metro Station on the National Mall (Do not take the exit for Independence Ave). If you want to come and will be late, please give me the heads up! Cars, free 3hr parking along the Mall on Jefferson and Madison Streets. Please bring your bibles (if you have one), walking shoes, jacket, some water, and a good attitude as we take a 4 mile stroll and return to the metro station around 8:30-9pm, depending on the number of stops we make to check out the monuments by moonlight.

Proposed Route Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Wn8mF

A special note that this walk is planned for the time the Cherry Blossoms are predicted to be in peak bloom (April 8-12)!

 

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  • Michelle A.

    Couldnt have asked for a more wonderful group or more perfect weather! We were blessed for sure! The cherry blossoms were the highlight of the walk around the tidal basin and we were able to hit up Jefferson, FDR, MLK, WWII, and the pass by the Lincoln. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and perspectives along the walk! I hope to see you on a future walk :)

    2 · April 10

  • Michelle A.

    I'm here. Gray fleece, purple bag.

    April 9

  • Edna

    Guys, I must apologize - last minute meetings. We're doing reviews and I can't get out in time. *sigh*.... Will try to meet you somewhere along the way.

    April 9

    • Michelle A.

      Edna, feel free to call me if you can meet up. If you don't make this one I hope to see you on a future one. I am planning to do these walks monthly.

      1 · April 9

  • Adam B.

    couldn't ask for better weather! Looking forward to joining you this evening. I'll have on a black jacket, black shirt.

    1 · April 9

  • Michelle A.

    Looking forward to the walk this evening. Please take a moment to update your RSVP if you are no longer able to make it. We don’t plan to wait much longer than 615 so please plan to arrive at 6pm so please let me know if you could be a little late and we will wait. Or check the route and meet up with us. Again we will meet right at the benches at the top of the escalator on the mall side exit of Smithsonian metro stop.

    April 9

  • Michelle A.

    As of today, the weather and the trees seem to be cooperating for our walk Wednesday night (Trees are in Puffy White Stage)! We might be slightly before the 'true' Peak but I am hopeful the trees will still be beautiful!

    April 7

    • Michelle A.

      ----------Did you know?
      Cherry blossoms are connected to Japanese folk religions, a symbol of reproduction and new life.
      During this period, the Japanese begin to transplant cherry trees from the mountains to areas where people lived. The cherry trees were connected to beliefs in Japanese folk religions; many Japanese would go into the mountains during the spring to worship the trees. The trees were seen as sacred, since they were considered to carry the soul of the mountain gods down to humans.
      Ohnuki-Tierney says that every spring, the mountain deity traveled down to the fields on the falling petals of cherry blossoms and transformed into the deity of the rice paddies, a critical crop for Japanese agriculture and productivity. Cherry blossom viewings, therefore, began from religious rituals.-----------

      April 7

  • Lisa

    I would love to go, but I get out of work late and won't be able to make it.

    April 4

    • Michelle A.

      Lisa. I have the route map listed. If you'll be late you're more than welcome to catch up to us along the route. I can provide my phone number for a call to see where we are. Let me know if this interests you.

      April 4

    • Lisa

      You are so kind but I live on frederick md. It would be really tough. God bless

      April 4

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