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Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

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Address: Village of Silwan, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-673-1739
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This is the house of Kaiavas, where Jesus was put in the pit the night before He was crucified. There are still stairs left where Jesus actually walked on, and then also is the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the house of Kaiavas, where Jesus was put in the pit the night before He was crucified. There are still stairs left where Jesus actually walked on, and then also is the place where Peter denied Jesus

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is very close to the Dormition Abbey. Very beautiful exterior, entrance doors are beaten copper bound, with lovely chiselled images. The interior of the Church is a mixture of Ancient and New. New and old steps, new and old mosaics and statues, very old crypt and caves, and very new stone carvings. Very nice views on the Jerusalem... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The house of the High Priest where Jesus was taken during the night after His arrest . You must read Psalms 88 to understand what did happen here in the dark hours of His life .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

As with all holy places in Israel, ladies' shoulders must be covered and shorts or skirts must be below the knee. This is a Roman Catholic church on the slope of Mount Zion just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. On the approach to the church is a picture of a cockerell as this church takes it name from when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

One of the smaller churches we encountered on our trip, but definitely worth a visit as it has a wonderful charm to it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Impressively built accenting the remains of architecture of the past. Notice the iron doors upon your entrance to the church. The ceiling has beautiful stained glass. This church has many nooks and crannies to explore. Excellent views from various spots around the property. Gallicantu means cocks crow in Latin. A well stocked gift shop, clean bathrooms and small cafe are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The dungeon brings to you the psychological trauma our Lord went through when He was kept there. All alone. Yes, the Bible is placed on the Lectern there so you can read Psalm 88 which captured His suffering. It is a place of prayer, a place to learn what soberness means. History blended with architecture. I wholly recommend this site... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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 belvedere on the ancient City of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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 to walk up the steps but they have... More 

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