|Walking along the Wall from JUC|
I took the remainder of the afternoon to just wander the streets of the old city and visit a few shops. I am still not comfortable with the whole bargaining thing, so I just "looked" today. I found my way back to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and wandered back through again. I was amazed at how much I missed the first time through. There is artwork around every corner. When I was getting ready to leave the Orthodox Patriarch made his procession into the church, knelt and kissed bench and preceded around the corner to the holy sepulcher.
After dinner we were invited up to the Wright's home for an "afterglow." They shared more about the school, some stories, and how they came to JUC. One story they shared was about a JUC student who had gone for walk in the Muslim Cemetery by the Golden Gate. While he was walking by the gate, the earth gave way and he fell into a hole. Here he discovered the arches of another gate underneath the present one as well as many bones and the like. He later published his discover in … I think it was Biblical Archeology. Never know what you may fall into around here ;)
|Taking Christ's body down ... Church of the Holy Sepulchre|
|Othodox preparing for service. Notice the lights are on this time :) ... and|
they've lighten the "belly button of the world"
|Better Picture of the Small Chapel on top of the Holy Seplechar|
|Another Chapel in the Church|
|Going back down to where Helen supposedly found|
|Somewhere down in this cave Helena found three|
|I think that's the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem|
|Fountain in the Old City|
|Church of the Redeemer|
|Afterglow at the Wright's Home at JUC|
|Plow and Sickle - similar to what they would have used in biblical times|