Walled City

The Christmas season is upon us, time to retell the Christ-mas story. You know, the story all Christians believe, the one about the three wise men that followed the bright star over Bethlehem, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the new King, Jesus, the Christ child. Today, the sleepy little town of Bethlehem … Continue reading Walled City

Five Archways

The Via Dolorosa is the path that Jesus took, carrying the cross to his crucifixion.  Commonly called the "Way of the Cross"  (Catholics call it the "Stations of the Cross"), Via Dolorosa literally translated means the "Way of Suffering". The route is marked in the Old City of Jerusalem.  Oddly enough, the first station is in the Muslim Quarter … Continue reading Five Archways

Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is the place that enshrines the location of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.  The interesting thing about the Church is that it is maintained and controlled by six Christian denominations, the three predominant ones being the Roman Catholics (called "Latins" in the Holy … Continue reading Church of the Holy Sepulcher