As we walked to Mount Zion admiring the surrounding and passing through the Zion Gate to the Dormation Abbey, we walked through the courtyard and Mr Hani briefed us on the place stating, Mount Zion marks the place where Mary the mother of Jesus reached the end of her earthly life.
Although the above picture shows in the entrance to the church we entered the church from a side entrance. On entering we saw a mosaic picture of Mary and child Jesus in the center. We than walked down the stairs which lead us to the crypt. Which located in a level under the church. One can see the sculpture of Mary’s deathbed, made of ivory and cherrywood.
We moved out and walked to The entrance to the complex of King David’s tomb and the Last supper room.
We later proceeded to the Tomb of King David, which is divided into two sections for women and men respectively.
As we all gathered near the statue of King David, Mr. Hani gave us a brief of our last site on Mount Zion Church of St Peter in Gallicantu and House of Caiaphas, which was located on the eastern slope of Mount Zion. The church’s location is said to be the exact spot in which the High Priest Caiaphas’ palace. The church was dedicated to commemorate Peter’s denial of Christ.
We walked down to the underground cave which was the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus was kept before his trail. We had a wonderful prayer session and felt Jesus immensely amidst us.
Thus we ended the visit to Mount Zion experiencing wonderful presence of Jesus and being spiritually being touched.