Tuesday in the Holy Land: Part 1 & 2
by Steve Ray on January 19, 2010
Sorry I did not get videos up yet for Tuesday but I had no time. I will catch up on Wednesday. Today we went to Mass at Gethsemane and then toured the Mount of Olives. After a marvelous overview of Jerusalem from the Promenade where I gave a 20-minute account of the story of salvation from Adam and Eve until today with the whole story before our eyes.
Then we had lunch at Ramat Rachel Kibbutz before touring Mount Zion — including the Abbey of Dormition where Mary fell asleep, the Upper Room and St. Peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Jesus, where Jesus was imprisoned over Holy Thursday night and the Holy Steps Jesus walked on.
We then had a few hours free during which I took eight of us for a run around the walls of Jerusalem with the Archbishop (see separate video) before boarding the bus again to go back to Bethlehem for a delicious lamb dinner and dancing.
On Wednesday we start with a 4:30 AM wake up call to go on the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows, Stations of the Cross) through the Old City and end up at the Holy Sepulchre at 6:30 for Mass at the Tomb of Christ.