Saturday, January 26, 2008

Scenes of the Old City

The alleys of the Old City are both intriguing and unnerving. It's like looking into a maze with twists and turns and choices that branch off in different directions.

Near the Cardo (the center steet or "heart") in the Jewish section, we observed the archeological remains of the wall built by Hezekiah about 700 BC to protect the city from the Assyrians. It was 25 feet wide and ten feet tall.
And finally, we were fortunate to be at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre while the Armenian Church was celebrating Christmas. Well, actually the Christmas celebration was a week ago, but today, seven days later, they have another celebration. The singing of the liturgy was powerful as it filled the ancient structure. And besides, they looked pretty cool in their blue robes.
Now we head to the coast and then north to Galilee.

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