‘The Passion’ was the theme for today and we began on the amount of Olives, at the Ascension Mosque at the highest point of the Mount. Here in the stone of the floor is, reputedly the footprint of Jesus.
The other footprint has been moved elsewhere.
We then walked to the Church of the Pater Noster, on the place where Jesus would have done a lot of his teaching, including teaching his disciples how to pray.
with some spectacularly old, gnarled olive trees which likely date back to Jesus’ time. Olive trees never die unless to chop then down or burn them.
A beautiful church on the site covers the Rock on which Jesus is said to have prayed on Maundy Thursday evening, prior to his arrest.
It was here that we had a special group photo opportunity.