Mount of Beatitudes

This is a new church, built just before World War II, and marks the place of the beatitudes (endowment of the disciples) and sermon on the mount.

It is an octagonal church, with one wall for each beatitude. The gardens are beautiful, and there are grounds for Franciscan priests and nuns from Italy.

The hillside overlooks the Sea of Galilee. It is a natural theatre (not ampitheatre because it is not a full circle) and covered in rocks large enough for people to sit and with incredible acoustics. You can stand at the bottom of the hill and talk in a normal voice, and people can hear you all the way at the top. It is amazing!

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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