Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jerusalem Day


Happy Jerusalem Day!

Here is the view from the roof of the Cenacle on Mt. Zion.
This is the Upper Room where only yesterday Pope Francis celebrated Mass and then headed for the airport and back to Rome.

On the ground floor, exactly under  the domed Room of the Last Supper, is the traditional tomb of King David where Jews worship.
At some stage the place also became a mosque, to complicate matters further.
Its minaret is on the left of the photo, towering over a nun in blue.

The big church is the Dormition Abbey; its bell tower is seen in the center.
Click on the labels below this post for more about these important Jerusalem holy sites.
(The towers are for ABC Wednesday.)


  1. The day is also marked in the Jewish schools in Australia and probably around the world. A day of prayer and thanks, but a time to be happy as well.

  2. Happy Jerusalem Day! Let's keep hoping

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  3. I've seen the Pope on tv.Your picture is wonderful !

  4. Happy Jerusalem Day, Dina! These photos are very beautiful.

  5. Happy Jerusalem Day, Dina!

  6. The bell tower looks as though it would be an excellent vantage point for views of Jerusalem.


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