Since it was Tuesday, I decided to go to St. Onuphrius' Monastery. They are open on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Wrong. They were closed. I'll try again. Maybe next time in the afternoon. This Monastery is built around the Potter's Field or where Judas hung himself. I have seen it from a distance and from the front door two times. Now next time, I might be able to enter. Then I walked back through the valley and went up to Mt. Zion. On the way, I remembered that Oscar Schindler was buried in that area. He is the man from movie fame & also saved 1,200 of his Jewish workers from execution. So I went to the Catholic / Christian cemetery on Mt Zion and found his grave. It's pretty obvious because of all the rocks & stones on the grave. That's the Jewish custom of visiting a grave, instead of our custom of placing flowers. There is an international art & crafts festival in town, so I stopped by there also. Had a great day. The pictures are of the Monasery's sign and Schindler's grave.
I am a Catholic Priest. Usually I am a Pastor of a Parish, but now I am on Sabbatical in the Holy Land. I would like to share with you my journey. I hope it inspires you to become closer to Christ. This is a great adventure for me, so check back & see what I have done each day.