Saturday, July 31, 2010

Today we went to the Holy Cross Monastery to see the place where tradition says that the tree which became Christ's Cross grew.  Then we went to the Israeli Museum.  Because of Sabbath, there were a lot of people there.  But we went to see the Shrine of the Book.  That is where they have some of the Dead Sea Scrolls on exhibit.  These are the scrolls that were found that contain most of the Old Testament Books.  It was very interesting to see the history behind them and also the Codices. Then we went to see the Model of the Old City during the time of the second Temple.  In other words the time of Christ.  We went to eat at an Armenian Restaurant. Then went to a Russian Orthodox Chapel that celebrates the Death of Christ by having the Gate on their property that Jesus went through on the way to Calvary. And now Jim & Eileen are preparing to leave this evening. The pictures are of a map of the old city at the time of Jesus. And the second is of a picture of the Resurrection at the Russian Church.