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Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu

  • Saint Peter in Gallicantu, Malki Tsedek Street, Jerusalem

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    A Good archicture
    TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 28, 2016

    The pictures and sculptures are beautiful. The underground caves and stain windows are very very very beautiful. The door to the church is very interesting and pleasing to look at.

    One of the most spiritual places in Jerusalem
    TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 14, 2016

    Outside the Saladin Walls of the Old City, five minutes down to the Sion Gate, one can find a place of profound spirituality: the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu. This religious complex is composed mainly by the recent church (with a chapel of the Holy Sacrament inside), but also a wonderful...

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    Outside the Saladin Walls of the Old City, five minutes down to the Sion Gate, one can find a place of profound spirituality: the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu. This religious complex is composed mainly by the recent church (with a chapel of the Holy Sacrament inside), but also a wonderful belvedere on the ancient City of David (southern Jerusalem), rests of an ancient bizantine monastery, a wonderful plastic of Jerusalem in Bizantine period, and a peaceful area all around (with cafeteria and space for a little rest). For religious pilgrims and those who are interested in archaeology of I cent. AD, the main attraction is the ancient staircase: located northern to the church, it dates back to the time of Jesus and once connected the Sion quarter with the Mount of Olives through the Kieron Valley. One can figure out how it was at that time.

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    Church of Saint Peter
    TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 10, 2016

    This beautiful church is thought sincerely to be Caiaphus' house. Caiaphus was the high priest at the time of Jesus. Jesus would have been arrested almost directly across the Kidron Valley on the Mount of Olives, and brought to the very steps that run beside the church. [You used to be able...

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    This beautiful church is thought sincerely to be Caiaphus' house. Caiaphus was the high priest at the time of Jesus. Jesus would have been arrested almost directly across the Kidron Valley on the Mount of Olives, and brought to the very steps that run beside the church. [You used to be able to walk up the steps but they have recently blocked them off so that one can see them but no longer walk on them.] When you go into the church you're able to see the area that Jesus' would have been held as the counsel met to discuss their "evidence" and what they would do next. It is a very moving site to visit and one that can elicit a lot of emotions. I would urge anyone to make it a point to stop here.

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    Site where the rooster crowed
    TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 3, 2016

    The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu is located on an Eastern slope of mount Zion, overlooking the walled city of Jerusalem. It was built in 457 AD. The word "Gallicantu" in Latin means "Cocks Crow". The church is located on the spot where the palace of the high...

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    The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu is located on an Eastern slope of mount Zion, overlooking the walled city of Jerusalem. It was built in 457 AD. The word "Gallicantu" in Latin means "Cocks Crow". The church is located on the spot where the palace of the high priest Caiaphus stood. This is where Jesus was brought soon after his arrest. During the last supper that Jesus had with his disciples, Jesus predicted that Peter his much loved apostle would deny him three times before the cock crowed twice. When Jesus was arrested at the garden of Gethsemane, Peter cut the ear of one of Caiaphus' servants with a sword. Jesus healed the servants ear and asked Peter not to stop the arrest. While Jesus was brought before Caiaphus, Peter was warming himself at a fire outside. Then one of Caiaphus servants, - a woman who was related to the man whose ear Peter had cut of asked him, if he was not one of Jesus' disciples, and did she not see him in the garden with Jesus, Peter in terror thrice denied knowing Jesus. Just after Peter made these denials, the cock crowed twice and he was filled with remorse and tears. This church is built to commemorate St Peter's repentance.

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    An excellent and important historical and religious visit
    TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 22, 2016

    Here is Caiaphas, the High Priest's House. The Steps, believed to be first century are the ones Jesus is most likely to have walked up after being arrested in Gethsemane. The prison 'pit' the one where he most likely had been held awaiting trial. Also, outside, there is a viewing terrace where can see...

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    Here is Caiaphas, the High Priest's House. The Steps, believed to be first century are the ones Jesus is most likely to have walked up after being arrested in Gethsemane. The prison 'pit' the one where he most likely had been held awaiting trial. Also, outside, there is a viewing terrace where can see the whole story of the passion unfold: Bethany, Bethphage, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Kidron Valley, and Jerusalem itself. Go.

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