Friday 16th: Jerusalem once more

Walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem

Walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem

It was a beautiful day in Jerusalem! We walked from the hotel through Herod’s gate and started our day at St. Anne’s Church. The acoustics are amazing, and our group of singers provided some beautiful and inspiring singing. Next to the church are the pools of Bethesda mentioned in John 5. From there we started on the Via Dolorosa path through the Old City, eventually arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Compared to other times I’ve been there, the crowds were light today, and we had a chance to appreciate the place and the events it memorializes. The afternoon was free for food, shopping, and exploring. (I visited the 1st century CE remains of the Wohl Archaeological Museum.) Later in the afternoon we had a chance to visit with Pastors Martin and Angela Zimman at the Church of the Redeemer. Check out their Facebook page for more info on what they are doing.

It’s our last night in Jerusalem… šŸ˜¦

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