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The Passion of Jesus: Via Dolorosa, Calvary, High Mass at the Tomb and more

by Steve Ray on March 18, 2019


We had to start very early this morning because the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is full like sardines during the day. Smart like a fox! We walked the Via Dolorosa praying the Stations Of the Cross, climbed Mount Calvary and touched the cross where the blood dropped, took a tour of the church and […]

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Fun Day: Israel Museum, Jordan River, Jericho, Wumran, Dead Sea Float & Camel Rides!

by Steve Ray on March 17, 2019


This is the fun day. Mass at Notre Dame (homily here), museum, Jordan River… …culminating with camel rides, floating in the Dead Sea and dinner on the rooftop of Jerusalem . Enjoy!

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Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Mass at Gethsemane, Holy Shroud Exhibit

by Steve Ray on March 16, 2019


We intended to start the day with the OUR FATHER in the place where Jesus taught the disciples to pray it. Pater Noster is a church on top of the Mount of Olives from where Jesus also ascended into heaven. However, due to conditions out of our control like huge traffic jams and trash in […]

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Entering a Different World, Bethlehem! Join Us All Day for a Depth of History and Dancing

by Steve Ray on March 15, 2019


Today was difficult because the Jerusalem Marathon was taking place and all the streets are blocked off starting at 5:30 AM. To get out of Jerusalem we had to leave at 5 AM which added to the adventure. Join us as we go over the Mount of Olives where I give my talk on the […]

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From Galilee to Jerusalem: Mass at Capernaum, Boat Ride, St. Peter’s Fish and Visitation

by Steve Ray on March 14, 2019


Big transition today from Galilee to Jerusalem. We started the day with a wonderful Mass at St. Peters House in Capernaum where Jesus lived during his three years of ministry (homily here). I gave my talk “Defending the Eucharist.“ Then we saw the ancient boat that was discovered from 2000 years ago before getting on […]

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Beatitudes for Mass, Caesarea Philippi, Druze Lunch, overlook Syrian Border, and much more

by Steve Ray on March 13, 2019


Pilgrims love starting the day on the tranquil Mount of Beatitudes where we have an outdoor Mass overlooking the Sea of Galilee (homily here). Time to pray and wander through the gardens. Both of our priests told their vocation stories on our drive north to the Lebanese border where we stop at Caesarea Philippi and […]

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