Day 6: Gethsemane, Mt of Olives, Upper Room, Peter in Gallicantu
by Steve Ray on February 21, 2023
Cloudy and cool today, but very delightful. Better than hot! We started out at Gethsemane for a very emotional Mass at the rock where Jesus sweat drops of blood. The medical term for that is hematidrosis. We saw the 2000 year old olive trees.
Then up to the top of the Mount of Olives for the Paternoster Church where Jesus taught his disciples to pray the Our Father, and from which he ascended into heaven.
Lunch of beef Shawarmas overlooking the city of Jerusalem, and then to Mount Zion to visit the Upper Room and the prison where Jesus was kept in Saint Peter in Gallicantu. A little free time this afternoon for everyone, much deserved I must say.