Exploring Greece, Israel, and Jordan– Part Fifty One

Exploring Greece, Israel, and Jordan– Part Fifty One August 19, 2018

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,

The church itself is quite beautiful and has colorful doors, see if you can translate the Latin!

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.

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