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There's no place on Earth like the old city in Jerusalem.

Updated: May 24

I think it's the heart of the world.

My time there was very blessed. I happened to be in the right place at the right time to see special services/chanting/incense/singing with Egyptian Copts, Catholic Franciscans, Ethiopians & Armenians. I started with prayer at the Western Wall.

The first photo gives you a perspective of how close the Jewish holy site is to the Muslim Dome of the Rock/Temple Mount. The next photo gives a flavor of the shops in that area. That's followed by some art and a beautiful cross on the wall of a staircase in the ancient Ethiopian Monastery.

The last photo is early morning light from the roof of the guesthouse where I stayed. It's on the Via Dolorosa, believed to be the route Jesus took with the cross to Calvary, which is now inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The church is the 2 dark domes with crosses on top in the middle.

I now return to Nazareth with a full and grateful heart.

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