Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mt. of Olives - Jerusalem

This was another bad mail week. Mail has been really slow, i didn't get many cards this week, i think i've only got one and my sent mail is travelling for way too long! Getting and sending mail used to be so much more exciting, i really miss those days. 

A few days ago Ania, from Poland, requested me a card and in return she sent me this Mt. of the Olives card. 

Photographed by Garo Nalbandian
The Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to the Jerusalem's Old City. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. The southern part of the Mount was the necropolis of the ancient Judean kingdom. The Mount has been used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years, and holds approximately 150,000 graves, making it central in the tradition of Jewish cemeteries. 
Several key events in the life of Jesus as related in the Gospels took place on the Mount of Olives, and in the Book of Acts it is described as the place from which Jesus ascended to heaven. Because of its association with both Jesus and Mary, the Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and is today a major site of Christian pilgrimage for Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christians. - in: wikipedia

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