Israel 3: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Syrian Border, Primacy & Tabgha

by Steve Ray on April 24, 2022

We couldn’t ask for more delightful weather. Today we had Mass outdoors on the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the sea. Our drive to the northern border of Israel is always fun with the priest, Fr. Chas sharing his vocation story.

We drove along the fence with Lebanon and then I gave my talk on the papacy at Banias, called Caesarea Philippi in biblical times. Always a magnificent site.

Lunch at the Druze restaurant, stopped to overlook Syria and discuss the issues in the Middle East before heading back down to the Sea of Galilee to visit the Multiplication of Loaves and my talk on John 21. We normally do this at the Primacy Of Peter but it was closed today so I gave it at Nof Zginodar right before we saw the ancient boat from Jesus‘s time.

Dinner at the Magdalena Restaurant capped off a marvelous day! Enjoy!


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