While all roads do not lead to Jerusalem and its environs, that’s where we must go for the next few posts. We start with St. Peter in Galicantu or St. Peter’s of the Cockcrow church. This is one of those locales which probably corresponds to where Jesus was held, at the house of Caiaphas in a holding cell. You can still see the Roman steps that went down to the Kidron valley, and on to the garden of Gethsemane area…… Here are some monuments celebrating the events at or near this church,
Here is a shot down into the holding cell underneath the church…. Notice the mention of Byzantine crosses carved in the stone. This was obviously an ancient pilgrimage spot for Christians, and there had to be a good reason. Finally, there is an archaeological dig directly behind the present church revealing a mikveh and a portion of an ancient house.