Living TRAVEL - Middle East 1965
 
Jordan in 1965


Old Jerusalem
 


Looking North, from the tower of the Lutheran Church
 

Looking South

Looking West
 

Looking East, we see the famous Dome of the Rock - and below
 

 

The Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives
 

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
 

Ecce Homo ("Behold the Man") convent, museum and boarding house*

The Wailing Wall

Damascus Gate
 
Re-enacting the biblical procession with the cross along the Via Dolorosa - 
"the Way of the Cross"
 

Chapel of the Flagellation
Inside pictures below - day, and night
 

 

 
 Outside picture above from http://www.christusrex.org/www1/jvc/TVCstatn02.html Built in the twelfth century, the Chapel of the Flagellation has suffered many avatars since the pilgrims' reports mention it as a refuse dump, a stable and a weaver's shop. Such profanation did not diminish the pilgrims' piety, many of them felt obliged to fall on their knees before the door of the former sanctuary, which was usually closed. According to a sinister legend current in the 16th century, the interior echoed with the crack of whips, by which, in a sordid cell, those who had whipped Jesus were themselves whipped.
 

Kedron Valley - Jerusalem
 

Other Jordan - 1965
 


Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity
 

Solomon's Pools - near Bethlehem
 

Mosaic Worker, Bethlehem
 

Jordan River, traditional site of Jesus' baptism
 

Jericho
 

Sycamore trees in Jericho (remind us of Zaccheus)
 

Mount of Temptation - near Jericho
 

Jerash Forum (north of Amman) - and below
 

 

Jerash - Temple of Artemis
 

Dead Sea (Jordan 1965)
 

Qumran Cave Number 4, near Dead Sea and Jericho


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*Within the Old City Walls, near Damascus Gate and its "sook" (bazaars), the Ecce Homo Convent brings you right away into the heart of Jerusalem.
From the terraces which overlook the Temple Area with the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the Holy Sepulcher, the pilgrims enjoy a magnificent view over all the Old City and the hills surrounding Jerusalem.
The Convent offers to pilgrims:

  • Historical and archeological remains as well as a Holy Sites: which includes the Lithostrotos, the Cistern, the Basilica and the Ecce Homo Arch.

  • Places for silent prayer, for eucharistic celebrations, and the liturgy of the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord.

  • Accommodation for groups and individual pilgrims.

The sisters and staff willingly offer their guests their experience and knowledge of the country and the peoples, to help them in their visit to the Holy Land. The service is simple but homely and welcoming. Single, Two and Three bedded and Cubicled dormitories.
The Guest House also serves midday lunches to pilgrims who so desire, provided They reserve at least 24 hours in advance.
A Biblical Programme Sojourn In The Land Of The Bible in English and in French, from October to June divided into 2 semesters. A certain number of these students can be accommodated at Ecce Homo.

http://www.sion.org/eccehoen.htm