A very righteous beard

by studiojoslizen

What a beard

Palestinian Christian Elias Chacour is the Archbishop of Nazareth and Galilee of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. He has been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts on reconcilation between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In 2010 he delivered the innaugural lecture of the BibleLands charity at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. I went along on a bright Spring afternoon to take photos for Christianity Magazine while Jonathan Langley conducted an interview with him. The late afternoon light, the internal courtyard of the college and the Archbishop‘s amazing beard and pendant made for some remarkable photos. If he was an old-school hip-hopper that would’ve been a clock around his neck.

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