Sunday, January 19, 2020

Jewish Quarter for free time

Cooking  the chicken for the shawarma. It was yummy  

Shawarma fixings 

Jim and Mike being themselves lol

My new friend Katie

Gary and Russell. Joked about them being my bodyguards. We didn’t need any. Israel is very safe, but these were my buddies. 

Mary Jo and Jeanie from Bloomington. Such sweet ladies. Love them. 
Lunch at the Jewish Quarter. Shawarma time! 

Church of Sepulcre Basilica

Stations 10,11,12,13,14 are within the Basilca. Such beauty here. I cannot believe all that was within these walls. These are all in one building! Astounding to see in person. 

Via Dolorosa continued

Mark 15:21

Veronica wipes the sweat from Jesus’ face (found in Catholic scripture)  Numbers 6:25

More Via Dolorosa

Among the Via Dolorosa there were many shops. Again, I find it sad that this is what has become of this area. 

Via Dolorosa

As a piano student, I had a recital yearly at the end of the year. One of my songs was “Via Dolorosa”.  Sandi Patty was a famous Christian singer who sang it.  Here are the lyrics. As we walked along the Via Dolorosa this day, I couldn’t help but want to sing along as we marched along upwards. 

Down the Via Dolorosa in
Jerusalem that day
The soldiers tried to clear the
narrow street
But the crowd pressed into see
A man condemned to die on
He was bleeding from a beating -
there were stripes upon His back
And He wore a crown upon his
And He bore with every step
The scorn of those of those of
those who cried out for his
Down the Via Dolorosa called the
way of suffering
Like a lamb came the Messiah
Christ the King
But He chose to walk that road
out of His love for you and me
Down the Via Dolorosa all the
way to Calvary.
Por la Via Dolorosa, triste dia en
Las soldaldos le abrian paso a
Mas la genta se acercaba,
Para ver al que llevaba cruz.
Por la Via Dolorosa, que es la via
Como oveja vino Cristo, Rey y
Y fue El quien… 

Anyway.....we purchased a $1 pamphlet after leaving St Anne’s to help guide us along the way of the Via Dolorosa. There are technically 14 stations of the cross. These 14 stations are known as the “Way of Sorrow”. They wind along Jerusalem’s Old City and lead up to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This is the entire route that followed bearing HIS cross from Pilate’s judgement Hall to Calvary Hill (Golgatha), the site is the crucifixion. 

Where Antonia Fortress once stood. He was HERE 

HE Bled and wept here. 

Church is the Flagellation 

Largest crown of thorns in the world