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Damascus Gate | by Lawrence OP
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Damascus Gate

"But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together upon him. Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul."

– Acts 7:57-58, which is part of today's 1st reading at Mass.


St Stephen was martyred outside the city of Jerusalem, near this gate. The gate as it appears today is a much later construction, from the Ottoman period.



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Taken on May 6, 2019