Holy Land trip — Day 5
The group spent the entire day in the Old City of Jerusalem, starting with lessons on how the Temple Mount came to be controlled by Muslims and then seeing the ruins of the pools at Bethesda, where Jesus healed a lame man. The group then walked the Via Dolorosa — or stations of the cross. The walk commemorates the various stages of Christ’s journey toward the cross, culminating at what used to be Mount Calvary, now home to the enormous Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Great Plains group then visited the Wailing Wall and culminated the day by seeing a stone that Jesus most likely used to step into and out of the old city.