St. Peter in Gallicantu
Trip Start Jan 08, 2008
33Trip End Mar 18, 2008
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Today we visited St. Peter in Gallicantu. The Church is built on the site of a 5th century Byzantine Church that is believed to be the site of where Jesus was questioned by Caiaphas and spent one of two nights in jail there. The church was later destroyed by Muslim invaders. The chapel was rebuilt by the Crusaders and given a new name: St. Peter's in Gallicantu. Galli-cantu means cock-crow in Latin and today a golden rooster protrudes prominently from the sanctuary roof. On an even lower level there is easy access to a succession of caves from the Second Temple period. And finally, you exit into an excavated yard which includes a stone trail probably dating back to that same era. Many Christians believe that Jesus followed this path from Gethsemane on Holy Thursday night.
What has always impressed me about this place is that in graphic form we can see part of Christ's Passion
We have not gotten many guesses on the "What is This!?" from Wednesday. Keep trying.
Michael & Jolene