Friday, 8 November 2013

THE PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND…………part 6 Sunday 27th October

This morning we went to St. Georges Cathedral for Mass followed by lunch in the Cathedral Refectory. After lunch we drove to Tiberias stopping at a site where the River Jordan has been diverted by the Israelis as the proper Baptism site is in Jordan.

Monday 28th October

Today we went to Mount Tabor and the Church of the Transfiguration where we celebrated Mass and then on to Nazareth and the YMCA Nazareth Village  which is a reconstruction of 1st Century life in Galilee. The young lady who took us round was extremely informative relating village life to the early years of Jesus. We had a magnificent lunch at the Holy Land Restaurant and then visited the Basilica of the Annuciation where we said the Angelus. We walked through the souk to the Synagogue Church which is in the care of the Greek Catholic Church. Our guide Johnny is a Greek Catholic and we were able to visit the Greek Catholic Church next door. We then continued through the souk to visit St. Gabriel’s Church which we were unable to visit as a funeral was under way. We then drove to Cana to visit the scene of Jesus’ first miracle. Tired, we got back to the hotel for a swim before dinner.

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