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Friday, March 21, 2014

A Ghost in the Church of All Nations

Church of All Nations photo Churchofallnations-exterior2_zps8a9d9333.jpgThe Church of All Nations (officially named the Basilica of the Agony) in Jerusalem marks the spot believed to be the place Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, the place he said, "my soul is overwhelmed with sorrow, to the point of death."    The center altar overlooks a slab of rock, believed to be the very place where Jesus prayed.

The modern building is built over two previous churches - one built by the Crusaders in the 12th century (abandoned in 1345) and the earlier Byzantine basilica (destroyed by an earthquake in 746).

I photographed a ghost while we were there.

Ghost in the Church of All Nations photo churchofallnations1_zps32ccd5bc.jpg

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