Sunday, July 24, 2011

El Quds pics

The Church of All Nations:

Garden of Gethsemene and the ancient Olive trees

The words below are parts of the Our Father Prayer which was printed in over 100 languages in the courtyard of a church on the Mount of Olives. 

This is the church of the Ascention. There is a stone that shows Jesus' footprint inside the tower which marks the place where Jesus ascended into Heaven. 

street view inside the Old City while on our tour

Graffiti celebrating a person who has recently gone for Hajj. The picture shows the start of the pilgrimage: The Dome of the Rock and the destination, the Kabbah. It is a very special journey in a Muslim person's life and in the Old City the entire neighborhood celebrates the completion of this journey. 

The Western Wall (Wailing Wall) in the daytime. No cameras are allowed during the Friday evening prayers (This is when most of the Jewish community comes out to dance, sing and pray at the wall)

It is a tradition to write a prayer or wish and leave it at the wall. It is a direct line to God and many people come from around the world to touch the wall and to experience the presence of God at this important religious site. 

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