DAY 08: THU MAY 30: JERUSALEM

Daily Bible Readings

The Agony in the Garden

This morning visit the Church of St. Anne, built on the site of birthplace of Our Lady where Mass will be celebrated.  Continue to the Pool of Bethesda, where Christ healed the paralytic.  Visit the Temple area, the spot where the original temple was built and which was the scene of many episodes from the life of Christ, such as the expulsion of the money changers. Here now stands the Dome of the Rock, the third holiest spot in the world for the Moslem faith.  Visit the El Aksa Mosque and then the Wailing Wall which is the most sacred spot in the world for the Jews. In the afternoon proceed to the Shrine of the Book, enclosing the Dead Sea Scrolls. Continue to Mount Zion, visiting the room of the Last Supper and the Church of the Dormition.  Then visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu built on the site of the house of Caiphas which encloses the dungeon where Christ was kept on Holy Thursday night and where Peter denied Christ thrice. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.


The Wailing Wall
The Wailing Wall

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Pool_of_Bethesda