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I love music from Israel and this is one of my favorite, itching to get back!!!

by Steve Ray on April 4, 2020


This musical piece is entitled “Darbuka la Corona.” It is a group of musicians playing from home and integrated into an orchestra. Quite nice. I listen to it every day as a type of prayer with the hopes of getting back to my favorite land soon. Enjoy! By the way, we have an interim pilgrimage […]

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In case you thought tourism is dead, think again….. :-)

by Steve Ray on March 27, 2020


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Watch Closing of the Holy Sepulchre Indefinitely for Virus Fear

by Steve Ray on


Here you will see the streets of Jerusalem compared a month ago and today. After a gorgeous video showing the inside of the Tomb, watch the closing of the Holy Sepulchre. Watch the sad moment when the doors are locked and the custodian, my friend Omar, walks away. The movie was taken by my friend […]

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Pilgrimages and Cruise and the Wuhan Coronavirus Virus

by Steve Ray on March 12, 2020


We have an alternative pilgrimage to Israel scheduled at the end of July and first week of August. For those who missed out the spring, you can join us in July. Our cruise in September is still full steam ahead as well as all of our Israel trip’s in the fall. The world has shut, […]

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Good-bye Indefatigable Pilgrims: 13 Days thru Jordan & Israel: Comments & Farewells

by Steve Ray on February 21, 2020


We had a great 13 days together, 14 if you count the flight over. This was like a big Bible study visiting sites that most people never see in these biblical lands. From the mountains of Gilead in the north of Jordan down through Amman and Madaba in the mountains of Moab south through the […]

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Mass at Holy Sepulchre, Visit Garden Tomb, Rossini’s and free afternoon

by Steve Ray on February 20, 2020


Today is our last day of a long pilgrimage. After four full days and Jordan and nine in Israel the trip comes to a close today and everyone heads to the airport tonight. But we started with an early morning with Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Holy Sepulchre. We walked back for […]

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