Somewhere in there are the graves of the OT prophets Haggai, Zachariah, and Malachi:
My favorite church so far:
Church of Agony (Gethsemane)
Unlike other churches, this one is dark and dimly lit by what little light is filtered through by the windows and entrance. The pics are a bit deceiving because my camera adjusted for the low lighting.
The olive trees are actually carbon dated to back to Jesus’ time
At the Mt of Olives I met a couple of English-speaking women also staying for the summer. Turns out they met at a local congregation that I was planning to visit.
After a full day in the sun, walking up and down hills, and being surrounded by people, I was ready to go home.. to our quiet spot on the hill. Took about an hour by bus, but I made it.
The next day (which is today) was spent mostly on cleaning. In the evening I joined the Sisters in prayer and did a short bible study with Sister A who explained the Jewish roots of Pentecost. The latest news is that one of the Brothers discovered a 1948 bomb on the hillside.
Where am I???