Jerusalem, Israel - State of
CHRISTIAN CARRY CROSS PAST JERUSALEM WALLED OLD CITY ON MILLENNIUM NIGHT.
Christians carry a large wooden cross in a religious procession on the Mount of Olives minutes before the stroke of midnight December 31. Pilgrims carried the cross past the walled Old City and the sealed arch entrance called "The Golden Gate" (green area on walls, center) where it is believed Jesus will appear in the second coming. The golden Dome of the Rock is seen on the Temple Mount area, site of the ancient Jewish temples. The Mount of Olives Is associated through Biblical scriptures with the coming of the Messiah. Thousands of Christian took part in a candle light procession on the Mount of Olives in a somber millennium celebration.