Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Mass at Gethsemane, Holy Shroud Exhibit
by Steve Ray on March 16, 2019
We intended to start the day with the OUR FATHER in the place where Jesus taught the disciples to pray it. Pater Noster is a church on top of the Mount of Olives from where Jesus also ascended into heaven. However, due to conditions out of our control like huge traffic jams and trash in the street, we are unable to get our bus through the narrow streets today to see this church but we discussed it and prayed the Mystery of the Ascension while we are on the bus getting disentangled from the traffic jam.
Mount Zion is next for the Upper Room, the Church of Dormition and Peter in Gallicantu. This is where Peter denied Jesus and where Jesus was kept in prison over holy Thursday night.
Lunch at a Jewish Kibbutz, seeing the new US Embassy, Holy Shroud Exibit, Mass at Gethsemane (homily here) and more.