Jerusalem – The Mount of Olives and Mount Zion
Mount of Olives –a magnificent vantage point of the Holy City, with many important churches marking biblical sites, including:
Paternoster – where Jesus taught the Our Father prayer (Luke 11:1-4).
The Dome of the Ascension – the site where Jesus ascended to Heaven (Acts 1:11).
Bethphage – where Jesus began the triumphal entrance to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (Luke 19:29).
Dominus Flevit – where Jesus wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41).
The Garden of Gethsemane – with its ancient olive trees where Jesus was arrested (John 18:1-12), next to the Church of All Nations, named for the contributions made by Catholics from around the world. The church overlooks the Kidron Valley (John 18:1), and is also known as the Basilica of the Agony, as here Jesus sweated blood in fervent prayer (Luke 22:44).
Mount Zion, including:
St. Peter in Gallicantu – with its beautiful mosaics and bronze statuary, built over the ruins of the house of Caiphas (Matt. 26:57), the stone pit where tradition says Jesus was held, and the Sacred Staircase, which for centuries has led here from the Kidron Valley.
The Coenaculum – or Room of the Last Supper, built over the site of where Jesus and the disciples celebrated the first Eucharist (Mark 14:24).
Dormition Abbey – marking the site of the Dormition of Mary, where Mary was taken up to Heaven.
Possible venues for Mass: Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit, Church of All Nations, or the Dormition Abbey; St. Peter in Gallicantu, Bethphage.