7 Israel: Capernaum, Boat Ride, Sites around the Sea
by Steve Ray on November 11, 2022
Started out with Mass at the House of St. Peter (and Jesus) in Capernaum. Always amazing to have Mass at the place where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh, and Drink My Blood“. The readings for the Gospel are always John Chapter 6!
I gave my talk “Defending the Eucharist“ and gave everyone time to explore the site, pray and to take pictures.
From there we went to the Ancient Boat, or the Jesus Boat, and saw the remains of a boat from 2000 years ago. Then we went on the sea on a real boat where Amer and I shared with everyone. Amer the parable “There are Two Seas in Palestine” and me my experience of fishing all night with two Jewish fisherman.
Lunch at Pilger House with excellent Saint Peters Fish like that eaten Jesus and the apostles. Then to Tabgha, the multiplication of loaves and fish and the Primacy of Peter – the Mensa Christi of John 21. I gave my talk their diving into John 21.
Everyone had three hours free this afternoon at the hotel for swimming and resting and fellowship. The rest of the day and evening was free.