Friday, June 7, 2013

June 6 - This morning we start off exloring the Mount of Olives after viewing the Lord's Prayer in over 100 languages at the Church of Pater Noster.We sang the Lord's Prayer in a cave on the property.
We then went to an area where we could overlook Jerusalem,
had a photo op and a camel ride opportunity. 
Then it was down the steep Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane
and the Church of all Nations.

Next we went inside the the city walls and visited King David's Tomb (which really isn't) and the Crusader structure known at the Upper Room
which commemorates the site at Pentecost where Peter and the other disciples received the tongues of fire and the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus.

It was lunch time so we went to Bethlehem where we had a lovely meal with a very nice Muslim family in their restaurant that was decorated like a Bedouin Tent. 

We picked up a Palestinian guide and he led us thru the Church of the Nativity,
the grotto & also St Jerome's cave and the Tomb of the Innocents - the children slaughter by Harod at the time of Jesus birth.  Our last visit of the day was to the Chapel in Shepherd's Field where we sang some Christmas Carols.

Back to the hotel for dinner and bed.

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