Day Two: Transfiguration, Cana & Nazareth
by Steve Ray on April 24, 2012
When Jesus goes up on a mountain and is transfigured, what other mountain should you think about? When Jesus’ face shines like the sun, what other prophet should you think of?
Today was wonderful. We visit Mount Tabor – the Mount of the Transfiguration and discussed all the rich meaning from the Bible related to this site. Then to Cana to renew wedding vows. One couple from Australia was married three days ago so this was very memorable for them. I also taught about the six stone jars, Jesus’ “hour” and Mary’s intercession for the wedding guests.
Then to Nazareth where it all began. Without Nazareth there would be no Bethlehem or Jerusalem. It was at Nazareth that the Word became flesh. In fact, on the altar here it says, “The Word became Flesh HERE!”
After visiting these great sites with Mass and the Rosary and lots of good teaching and exploration, we all had the late afternoon free to swim in the Sea of Galilee, nap, have a glass of wine on the shore with new friends and more. Delicious dinner with a great variety of foods and to bed early for a busy new day tomorrow.
Hey Mom and Dad, saw the videos, hope you’re having a good time. Auntie Lois and Uncle Joey say hi too.
Brady, Shannon & Ann,
We love watching the videos and following the pilgrimage with you. It’s bringing back many great memories for us of our pilgrimage there last year. We wish we could be there and share it with you watching Fr. Courtney celebrate Mass every day, every day, every day (said with a Nebraskan accent).
Doug, Patrick, Corey & Quinn
You asked, When Jesus goes up on a mountain and is transfigured, what other mountain should you think about?
The mountain of Sin, aka Mt. Sinai.
And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
When Jesus’ face shines like the sun, what other prophet should you think of?
Moses, the Meek.
And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.
And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)