Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2018 Holy Land Pilgrimage Recap - Day #3

Today began our first official day of visiting Holy sites in Israel.  Leaving Tel Aviv - we headed to the ancient port city of Jaffa - visiting St. Peter's Church - traveling to the walled city and Roman ruins of Caesarea - where St Peter converted the first pagan - Centurion Cornelius - to become Christian - where St. Paul was imprisoned for two years.

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church


Amphitheatre at Caesarea

High Winds on the Mediterranean

The next stop - Acre - an ancient crusader city and UNESCO World Heritage site.


Crusaders Hall

Continuing on to Nazareth - visiting the Church of the Annunciation - celebrating Holy Mass - viewing the images of St. Mary provided by artists and countries from around the world.

Nazareth Church of Annuciation

 Image of Mary

 Images of Mary 

 Image of Mary from USA

 Main Altar Upper Church 

Mary in the Courtyard

 Holy Mass in Lower Chapel

Final site - the Wedding Church at Cana where Father Matt blessed and renewed the vows of all our couples.

 Divine Mercy Chapel at Cana

 Wedding Church at Cana

Main Altar at Cana

 Final stop today the hotel in Tiberias - along the Sea of Galilee - for a two night stay.

Amazing sites today all located at the Sea of Galilee - connecting the dots

Praying Our Way Through Israel
Deacon Dale