Friday, January 28, 2022

Churches in Jerusalem Under Snow

Almost four years ago, I posted pictures of some of the churches of Rome after a snowstorm, a very rare event in the Eternal City. Snow is not quite as rare in Jerusalem, but is definitely not common, happening about once every 3 years or so. A friend who is studying there, Mr Alexandre Newman-Gallot, took some pictures of the Holy Sepulcher and other sites in the Holy City after it snowed there earlier this week, and was kind enough to share them with NLM. Gratias tibi, optime! “Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion. ... Who giveth snow like wool.” (Psalm 147)

The Domes of the Holy Sepulcher
The entrance
The roof
The monastery of the Dormition
The outside of the Armenian Orthodox Seminary
The entrance to the buildings of the Armenian Patriarchate
The ascent to the New Gate, with a view of the Holy Saviour Convent, the main house of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.
The Hurva Synagogue, the main synagogue of the Jewish Quarter, and the minaret of a nearby mosque.
The Mount of Olives seen from the roof of the Cenacle.
The so-called Tower of David, and the way to the Armenian Quarter and the Zion Gate.
The Damascus Gate, the main gate of the Muslim Quarter.
and again by night,
with part of the wall adjacent to it. 
The Dome of the Rock

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