Tour to The Holy Cross Monastery of the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem with Angela Maria Arbelaez and Rev. Claudio Peppas

Tour to The Holy Cross Monastery of the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem with Angela Maria Arbelaez and Rev. Claudio Peppas

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, JPC members enjoyed an exclusive Pre-Easter “rare glimpse” of The Holy Cross Monastery of the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Located at the Valley of the Cross, Jerusalem. During the tour, which had been initiated and guided by JPC member Angela Maria Arbelaez of the Intercultural Interfaith Dialogue Group, the participants met Rev. Claudio Peppas, Superior of the Holy Cross Monastery. According to an ancient tradition, the tree from which the cross of Jesus was made grew at that spot.

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The participants wear masks due to the dusty air in the Old Library of the Monastery; they also wear plastic gloves in order to protect the ancient books.
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