Tour Day Six, Jan 15

Mount of Olives, Church of the Ascension, Dominus Flevit Chapel, Gethsemane, Kidron Valley, Mt Zion, Upper Room, Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, Model of 1st Century Jerusalem ~  A group of early birds walked to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before breakfast. Then all together we viewed Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Olives, and then walked down along the Palm Sunday way, stopping at the Dominus Flevit Chapel, a name referencing “Jesus Wept” (John 11:35). At the base of the Mount we entered the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36) & the Church of the Agony (also known as the Church of All Nations), where we attended mass at the rock where Jesus prayed before He was taken. Next we visited the excavations of the City of David near the Temple Mount and saw David's Palace and walked through a Canaanite Tunnel and out to see the Pool of Siloam. Tonight Emily taught again on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, including the history & layout of this important structure. The remaining 2 coaches had the opportunity to tour the Kotel or Rabbinical Tunnels.