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Boarding the Ship, Mass on High Seas and Mykonos Greece

by Steve Ray on October 22, 2018


After a great two days in Athens and Corinth this morning we boarded our ship, the Olympia. We headed out into the Mediterranean Sea and set course for Mykonos or everyone will have the evening to enjoy and explore the island. We also had Mass on the ship. The homily was marvelous — and you […]

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Corinth All Day! One of my favorite days of the cruise

by Steve Ray on October 21, 2018


This is one of my favorite days of the cruise. Corinth is such a fabulous biblical site. We filmed here extensively for our documentary “Paul, Contending for Faith.” St.Paul lived here for 18 months and wrote them at least three letters. It was an immoral city and in literature to “corinthianize” meant to corrupt. A […]

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Athens! Group Arrives to Climb Acropolis, See Parthenon & St. Paul’s Mars Hill

by Steve Ray on October 20, 2018


The majority of our group arrived at 1:30 PM at the Athens International Airport. Quick tour of Athens before climbing the Acropolis to see the Parthenon. My favorite place in Athens is Mars Hill (Aereopagus) which is mentioned in the Bible, book of Acts chapter 17 where St. Paul gives a presentation to the Aereopogites. […]

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Full Last Day: Via Dolorosa, Calvary, Western Wall, Shroud, Roof of Jerusalem

by Steve Ray on October 18, 2018


A full last day. The Via Dolorosa to Calvary, from Calvary we took a tour of the Holy Sepulcher and Mass in the Crusaders Chapel (homily here). Back for breakfast and a visit to the Western Wall before Lunch at Rossini’s. Everyone always enjoys a free afternoon to go see what they wanna see, take […]

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Camels, Dead Sea, Qumran, Jericho, Jordan River and more…

by Steve Ray on October 17, 2018


Exciting fun day! Camels and Dead Sea are enough to make it a fun day. Homily at Notre Dame here. See Jerusalem in miniature. Feet in Jordan River and floating in Dead Sea. These Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre are having a great time and the best Catholic experience […]

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Our Equestrian Order Group with Bishop of Jerusalem

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We had a meeting in the Latin Patriarchate and this is our group after our audience with the bishop.  All of the Knights and Ladies received their Pilgrimage Shells at the hands of the bishop.  

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