This morning we joined the queue to visit El Aqsa Mosque and the Dome on the Rock on the Temple Mount. Whilst queuing we were able to witness several Bar-Mitzvah processions to the Western Wall; many of the boys were in very colourful outfits and all were accompanied by dancing and a small band. We just managed to arrive inside the gates before they were closed.
Afterwards we walked to the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of S. Anne’s and then on to the Ecce Homo Convent for lunch and Mass before following the Via Dolorosa for Stations of the Cross which concluded at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
part 4 Friday 25th October
Today we visited the Vad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust then we drove toAbu Guosh for Mass. In the early evening we went to the Western Wall for the start of Shabbat.