American colony

Horatio left the Fullerton Presbyterian Churchwhich he had helped to build but considered his tragedy as divine retribution[ citation needed ], organized a group of friends dubbed "the Overcomers " by American press [2]and decided to seek solace in the holy city of Jerusalem.

In Jerusalem[ edit ] Panorama of Jerusalemc.

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Horatio received the tragic news in a telegram from Anna that read: "Saved alone. Although the American Colony ceased to exist as a religious community in the late s, individual members continued to be active in the daily life of Jerusalem. Horatio left the Fullerton Presbyterian Church , which he had helped to build but considered his tragedy as divine retribution[ citation needed ], organized a group of friends dubbed "the Overcomers " by American press [2] , and decided to seek solace in the holy city of Jerusalem. He continued its work, as the Matson Photo Service, through the early s. Horatio Spafford was a well known Chicago lawyer until a series of family tragedies—he lost five young children in total—pushed him towards a radical, messianic worldview. His father first brought him to the American Colony in , for a six-week stretch in the summer. Djemal Pasha , Supreme Commander of Syria and Arabia , who mounted a campaign to limit the devastation, asked the American Colony photographers to document the progress of the locust hordes. Guests milled around outside on the terrace, drinking champagne and scooping up warm, sweet squares of knafeh cheese pastries and rosewater-flavored malabi pudding, while black-and-white film images scrolled across one of the original stone walls. The Mayor of Jerusalem, with white flag, offers surrender to two British sergeants. Finding they had much in common, the Swedes from Chicago decided to join Anna on her trip back to Jerusalem. After the war[ edit ] The Colony also administered an orphanage to provide refuge for the many children torn from their parents during World War I. The hotel is an integral part of the Jerusalem landscape where members of all communities in Jerusalem still meet.

Inside the Pasha Room, young Arab singers from Nazareth and a local chamber choir performed period hymns and Swedish folk songs. Locust plague of The society engaged in philanthropic work amongst the people of Jerusalem regardless of religious affiliation, gaining the trust of the local MuslimJewishand Christian communities.

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Crossing the Atlantic, the captain of the ship came to Spafford and said that they were approaching the area where the ship went down that had his wife and daughters on board.

In NovemberAnna and the children set sail for Europe aboard the S. Back in Chicago, the Spaffords tried to mend their shattered lives.

At its height, the commune numbered people, many of whom lived through two world wars, the earthquake, and ongoing strife in their adopted home. During this time the American Colony assumed a more crucial role in supporting the local populace through the deprivations and hardships of the war.

In contrast to the Protestant missionaries in Jerusalem, they never worked for the conversion of those of other faiths. Oleanders in bloom, Petra, As a commune, the society was suspect in the eyes of many. The economy was supplemented by a shop selling photographs, craft items and archaeological artifacts.

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