Day 5 is a day of Worship

Sunday on the way of sorrows.

this was serious stuff for Riley and not a detail would be missed. We would begin with Jesus before Pilate – another bucket list place for Riley. And then we would travel to Calvary and the tomb.

we wandered the old city traveling the path and story of Jesus’ last day. Ending at the church of the holy sepulchre. There is the place of the cross … The place where Jesus was wrapped… And the tomb … Riley wants you all to know the tomb is empty — he checked!

Our guide is a member of the Greek Orthodox church adjacent to the holy sepulchre. We were able to meet her priest and were warmly greeted by members of her church as they finished services.

After a lunch break, we headed to the Western Wall for prayer and then the teaching steps for a final message for our day. These steps were where Jesus would have walked and taught. Also likely where Peter preached on Pentecost. Riley read scripture and shared a message. It was the highlight of the day according to Riley – dad thought so too.

We finished the day taking a picture Sherry and I have taken together…. Our hands on a stone from the time of Herod’s temple.

in any book that’s a good Sunday.



I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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