We traveled along both sides of the Jordan River and visited cities in Israel, Palestine and Jordan. The Sea of Galilee, Magdala, Capernaum, Jericao, Amman, Petra and Jerusalem were just a few of our stops. We looked at historic peoples in the region and examined the historic religious and political claims on land on both sides of the Jordan River.
This was our journey.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Dome of the Holy Sepulchre (Wednesday January 12th, 2011)

This morning we bussed to the top of the Mount of Olives to get a good view of the Old City of Jerusalem. We took a group photo with the Old City behind us.

We then bussed down to the bottom of the Mount, to Gethsemane, the site of the Church of All Nations, also known as the Basilica of the Agony. It was here that after the Last Supper Christ prayed to his Father that, though he preferred that the "cup" be passed by, His will be done. He took the "cup" and was arrested. We then bussed to Dung Gate, the entrance to the Jewish Quarter. Students prayed at the Wailing/Western Wall. We then walked through the Muslim Quarter, the via Dolorosa, and to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here we visited Golgotha and the Tomb of Christ. We walked about the Old City and had lunch. Though cool, the weather is good.

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