Israel during Lent – Day 7 from Ursula

We were set loose in the Old City of Jerusalem for 2.5 hours today, and one of my wanderings took me to a Coptic Church. It was incredible to recognize Kyrie Elaison sung in an unfamiliar tune. The Church of Saint Helen is situated over an enormous cistern of water. The spot was marked in 329 AD (according to a Spanish guide I overheard). While I didn't take pictures because a service was in progress, I found a picture of the sanctuary online. It was humbling to worship with other Christians who use unfamiliar traditions and read scripture in an unknown language, but praise the same God.
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