Holy Land Pilgrimage - Jerusalem

Moving toward the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu - also believed to be the site of the High Priest Caiaphas' palace.

Detail from the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu.

The rooster on the church references Mark 14:30.

Caves under the church suggest it may have been a public jail. As they visit, many pilgrims reflect here on the suffering endured by Jesus leading up to the crucifixion.

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

The sealed off Eastern Gate into the old city of Jerusalem.

Not quite ready for the group photo - but a great view of Jerusalem.

Now we're ready.

The Lions Gate - at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa; believed to be the path taken by Jesus to his crucifixion.

There are nine of the 14 Stations of the Cross marked along the Via Dolorosa. At number 2, Jesus accepts the cross.

Stations three and four: Where Jesus falls for the first time and Jesus meets his mother Mary.

Station 7, Jesus falls for the second time.

A marketplace in Old Jerusalem.

The dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre above the wall of the old city.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is believed by some to be the site of Christ's tomb.

The church was closed the day we were scheduled to visit due to a tax dispute with the Israeli government.

The Western Wall encases the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, and a holy site for Muslims as well.

Men and women pray on separate sides.

Jews wash their hands with two-handled ritual cups - three times to the left and three to the right - before prayer.

A different kind of wall: the one that divides Palestine from Israel.

View from the Teaching Steps, where it is believed Jesus often taught when he was in Jerusalem.

Pilgrims on the Teaching Steps.