Saint Peter in Gallicantu

 

Church Ceiling
Church Ceiling
" Woman, I know Him not"

Woman, I know Him not”

Just outside the walls of Old Jerusalem is the site believed to be where Peter denied Jesus three times.  The Latin word, “Gallicantu” means “cock’s crow”.  The site is also believed to be the palace of the high priest, Calaphas.

The church ceiling on this site is remarkable. Below the church are crypts and grottos — possibly where Jesus was imprisoned after his arrest.

Outside is a column with a rooster on top, with a sculpture at its base depicting Peter’s denial to a woman and Roman soldier.  In the background of the column, the ever-       present Dome of the Rock is visible.

Thought for the Day:  Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, to speak dishonorably is pardonable.      Sophocles    496 – 406 BC

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