Itinerary & Photos for 5/17

Many events from scripture occurred on the Mount of Olives. ~ From the observation point, we have a beautiful view of the Old City of Jerusalem. We walk down the Palm Sunday Way” to Dominus Flevit Chapel for a teaching. ~ At the base we are at the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:32-51) & the Church of the Agony, also known as the Church of all Nations because so many people contributed to its construction. It encloses the rock revered as where Jesus prayed. ~ Mass is across the narrow street in the Grotto of Gethsemane. It is held to be the place where Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss, the Cave of the Betrayal. Perhaps the only Holy Site in Jerusalem that has nearly retained its original appearance, this natural cave was used to store grain. ~ At the Israel Museum we see the model of 1st Century Jerusalem, a wonderful way to understand the Old City of Jerusalem as it was in New Testament times. The museum also includes the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls.