A pilgrim is one who wanders in foreign land and terrain

We all wish to be part of a fellowship

A fellowship… a group of people working towards a joint goal… The goal is important for a good fellowship. All are equally important and worthful…… all can use their talents… and everybody gets support from everybody… Utopia?? We have to believe is is possible to have such a society!
Pilgrimage fellowships have grown many places in the world… in the latest years new paths have been cleard, old carriage roads have been discovered and got renewed value. Pilgrimage destinations that are far away from the certificated pilgrimages  are increasing here in Norway during the last 10 years. Kvamsøy island and its medieval church, the 1100 m high mountain Tjuatoten and The still water are among these.The closest we come is about 100 km away, to Lærdal in the eastern and Solund in the western direction. So here lies Balestrand in between these two places …. outside the pilgrimage tradition.
We are just in the beginning of creating a new tradition and piece by piece.. in some years we might have got a connected pilgrimage road from the very inner to the outer part of the longest fjord in the world.  We are on the starting point of creating a new tradition, and gradually we will see a joint ‘Pilgrimage Sognefjord’ from Lærdal in east to the most westerlny piont of Norway, Solund…. Then it is no fault to be ‘n the ‘midway’… with Kvamsøy church from 1280! It stands as a representative of thew mid agse’s tradition og pilgrimage!
The view are enormous, and so they have to be, in order to reach new goals in the distance. But now…to the path! taht we now make ready and even…. like a famour tortoise in Aesop’s fables: metre by metre after metre………

«Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.»

til vandringa

Men en liten tur
på stien
kan hjelpe med
å finne
den indre
frå djupet
frå sjela


Come with us on the first Pilgrimage wandering Balestrand
Olsokday July 
29th  2014

Put marks in your agenda for 28th-31st Juli for the whole arrangement
More information will come.

Keep an eye on the home page’s ‘Pilgrimage news’ !
Every new ‘Pilgrimage news’ will be announced through a link to my Facebook profile: Bjørg Frøisok Bjøberg.
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Parallell verses from the Bible
Norsk (1930)
Hør! Det er en som roper: Rydd i ørkenen vei for Herren! Gjør i ødemarken en jevn vei for vår Gud!

Dansk (1917 / 1931)
I Ørkenen raaber en Røst: »Ban HERRENS Vej, jævn i det øde Land en Højvej for vor Gud!

Svenska (1917)
Hör, man ropar; »Bereden väg för HERREN i öknen, banen på hedmarken en jämn väg för vår Gud.

King James Bible
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

English Revised Version
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