European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 19 1957, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 19, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse T nest t i n to says satan showed Christ All kingdoms of the the Mountain scene of christs temptation solitary sets aay might gazing of Jakc Ordog to spot to was the of Sim Nadova Between Christ Soonae it the end of Todair Flety at a report Sidara writ to via Tite of that of Oft Jor vim River Tvohey reported to be spot where safari offered off the kingdoms of the world Wyton a staff writer Christ bras i morn All the kingdoms of the world by he according to local stand Lac on Mountain Peak which rises feet out of the Jordan River the Peak called the mount of temp tation by those who live in the from its Summit you cant see All the but the Mountain offers a glimpse of two Independent Jordan and and enough of a View to be tempt Ftfe Een Enby that Tea of Christ to Satin occurred immediately after his a Flea he was led by the spirit into the wilderness far a fast of 40 local traditions say be spent this time is a Haest aae Cave on the Side the mount of tace la Statts at tie of Mountain Ragar not fax from the site of the sacred the Pitsa in the the am ataxia overlooks Bat to to awl on inviting that a person seeking Sott tade will sad Tus a Ideal place for even a Road from Jericho flaws at tre foot of Tae mow it of the a Jamb to be toads Amde of a Niar Footpath zigzags up the Side of the conical shaped Halfway built into the hangs a greek orthodox the Mon a Stet almost blends with us Rock foundations except for the Blu domed Belt towers that stand oat from the visitors Are welcomed Here by firs monks who spead their lives working and these monks ave off the produce of their own Ferm Down in the Jordan the Rock of the Mountain farms one Wall and most of the cart Long of the Nar Row underneath a dome at Cne end of the building is a Chape and the Grotto where Christ is believed to have during his 40day fast and where he was tempted the first a Stone Hen altar Between two tall brass Sticks Marks the exact spot where satan Taui Ted the Fara sned Christ to turn smites into a heavy Iron Gate opens through a was to allow passage out of the monastery and on up tace Mountain toward the Summit where Christ was tempted for tie second the monastery guards the approach to Tae since it stands astride the Only path to the Aita Oogie the mount of tap Taitoa is staged like Ait flattens out As if had prepared a Smalt platform for the biblical drama be tween Christ and foundations of a orthodox chair Cut Are Here among the debris of ruined medieval Chap has stopped on the modern Church because of shortage of in the Solitude of this a Lone guard night Aad from this Summit can be seen the misty mountains across the Jordan mountains of Moab to the North and Edam the directly beneath the Moun Tain lies the Jordan Green Etta irrigated cultivation around Jericho Aad id a few isolated spots but otherwise the Distant peaks of the Hills of Gat too May be glimpsed in the Northwest directly West the tips of the tallest Church Silna of Jerusalem May be it was from this Summit that satan whispered to if thou therefore Shalt worship ail Shaft be and it was Here that Christ replied get thee behind satan for it is Theo Shalt worship the lord thy him Only Salt Thott of

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