Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu
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Al R
Atlanta, GA94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This church is built over the ruins of the House of Caiaphas where Jesus was brought from the Garden of Gethsemane and kept overnight in a pit or dungeon. One can go down and see the ruins of the house under the church and actually enter the pit where they think Christ was kept. In the Courtyard of the house is where Peter denied Jesus 3 times before the cock crowed. Gallicantu is Latin for "cockcrow"
Written March 11, 2020
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
One of the most important churches in Mt. Zion. The place commemorates Peter's triple rejection of Jesus, and also his repentance. There is a shrine down the church which reflects Jesus' suffering inside a sacred pit. It is believed that Jesus might have been confined there after his arrest and was scourged. Can't imagine if you're alone inside this dungeon, there's full of suffering here.
Written April 23, 2020
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Barbara R
Erie, PA981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
First erected in 457 AD as a Byzantine Shrine, destroyed in 1010, rebuilt by crusaders in 1102 and given its present name. It fell into ruin and was not rebuilt until1931 when it was given its present name. There is a huge golden rooster protruding from it's roof. It is a Roman Catholic church located on the Eastern side of Mt.Zion, just outside the old City of Jerusalem. We were taken to the very bottom, where Jesus was held prisoner on Holy Thursday. It was surreal being there and to imagine the things that happened here.
It's very beautiful and sacred and not to be missed.
Written January 22, 2020
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This church is built on the site where it is presumed that Jesus was tried after his arrest and where Peter thrice denied him (thus Gallicantu / cock crow). It's a nice landmark, visible from multiple places around the city and valley. We visited as part of a tour and enjoyed hearing about some of the history and scripture associated with the church and its site. The views from the church grounds over both the Mount of Olives and towards the Walled City and Temple Mount are very nice, and I really liked looking out over some of the historical dig and a set of stairs that are ~2000 years old and may have been used by Jesus.
Written November 12, 2022
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DQShaw
York, ME1,345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We went as part of a guided tour. Having a guide gives much more insight even though I grew up hearing the stories of St. Peter's denial. It is an important place for Christians to visit. The cobble stone road next to the church dates back over 2,000 years.
Written March 19, 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,314 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Only go here if you have time to spare. We went in a large group and unfortunately didn't have time to visit inside the church, instead we went straight downstairs to the prison area. We had to wait awhile because of other large groups in front of us. Definitely the tour guides control the flow, it must be hard for individuals to get through! Every group goes down the stairs when it is their turn, to the cave dungeon and spends time praying before returning up, to let in the next group. So only visit here if you have time to spare!
Written February 6, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,067 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This magnificent structure is dedicated to Saint Peter, one of Christianity's Founding Fathers. Jesus said to Peter "upon this rock I shall found my Church." Before he met Jesus, Peter was a simple man, fishing on the Sea of Galilee. He later he became a leader of the Church and the first Bishop of Rome. This Church is a spectacular example of Church architecture, it is well worth a visit.
Written November 3, 2022
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,240 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited with a pilgrimage, so this was an important stop religiously, but also quite interesting for making photographs. All days for the visitor in Jerusalem are long and tiring, but this one is rewarding. The highlight personally was the door of the church depicting Peter. As to the gear to bring, a pocket camera or DSLR with a zoom lens will suffice. The church architecture features the dome and the nice thing is you can see it from the road.
Written May 30, 2020
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,987 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Like many religious shrines this church is build upon the House of Caiaphas where Jesus was flogged and held in prison. The excavations have revealed a cellar/prison that you can visit by going down claustrophobic stairs. There are holes in the rock that are said to hold the lashings to the hands. It is all impressive and depressing at the same time. You will have to decide whether you accept the authenticity.
Written December 16, 2022
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Suslik
Lviv, Ukraine18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This Church stands not far from the Zion Gate and it is very close to Dormition Abbey. You can find it just using the map of Old City. It's a new looking building, but under it there are very old chambers and passages. And you must pay, if you want to visit this Church.
Written February 8, 2020
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