Saturday, January 16, 2016

Old-City Churches

This morning's English-language walking tour took us to churches in the Old City. We started at the Roman Catholic Patriarchate with a clear explanation of the term in this context. Three minutes later one woman asked what patriarchate meant. I'd never have the patience to be a tour guide.

This one got the filioque clause right.

I had been to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This walk skipped it in favor of a Greek church to one side of it and Coptic and Ethiopian churches on the other -- all new to me.

The Old City, with its staircased streets, requires care for those expecting a smooth path, but that is not a common Jerusalem expectation.

Copyright 2016 Jane Fox



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