DAY ONE – We arrived in Israel!
by Steve Ray on March 11, 2007
Continental arrived around 10 AM and Lufthansa around 3:30 PM. Everyone arrived safe and sound. After unloading our luggage the travel-weary pilgrims ate a typical sumptuous dinner at the Nof Ginosar on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
Then we boarded the buses and headed to the Primacy of St. Peter Church and held an outdoor Mass on the sea, under the stars. We had frogs singing to us, bats swooping around to keep the bugs away, and a gentle breeze.
Everyone got a good night sleep and we are off now to the Mountain of Transfiguration (Mount Tabor) which you can read about in Luke 9. Then we all renew wedding vows in Cana of Galilee (John 2) where Deacon Ray and his wife will celebrate 50 years of marriage. Then lunch on our way to Nazareth.
So, all your friends and family are fine and you will see them in the video — if not in this one, stay tuned throughout the pilgrimage. God bless you all. More later.