Updated: Mount of Olives, Mass at Gethsemane, Mount Zion, Entry to the Tomb and Meeting Jerusalem's Bishop

by Steve Ray on March 5, 2013

On the steps up to Calvary

Magnificent day! Great pilgrims – ahead of schedule the whole way. Very late right now so I am just posting Videos 1 and 2 for today.

Video 3 will follow tomorrow – the most exciting part. We had a solemn entry with pipe organs and singing Franciscans as we entered the Tomb of Chris, then we had an audience with the Bishop of Jerusalem. More soon.

 To hear Bishop Cistone’s profound homily at Gethsemane, click here >  Bishop’s Homily





  • Lonnie Collins says:

    Glad you are have such a great pilgrimage. Please say a special hello to Mike from WDEO, and our dear friend Diana George from Corporate Travel.

  • Katie Messinger says:

    Hi Mom and Dad (Tom & Connie Messinger) Hope you guys are having a great time and are getting to see and experience lots of different things! No worries here..Mazie, bean and the 3 kiddos are all doing good! See you in a few days! Love you guys!

  • Ginny McKillip says:

    Watching the video is wonderful. It’s like reliving our trip all over again. It’s a truly unforgettable experience!

  • Jenny says:

    Chuck and Gloria,

    Wow! What an amazing couple of days it looks like you have had. Roman sends his love and wants to join grandma cutting a rug 🙂 We’re looking forward to video three From yesterday.

    All is well on the farm,
    Jenny and Ed

  • Lynn Treangen says:

    John and Canice,
    I’m enjoying your trip vicariously! What an amazing experience. So happy for both of you.
    Your sister, Lynn

  • Don & Joyce Zolinski brought mom over today and we watched most of your trip. It is so impressive Wish you all a safe journey home. Can’t wait to se hear your stories. Love you all!!

  • Julie Burns says:

    Hello again Betty and Joe LaPorte. I feel as though I’m watching you live a dream. I can’t wait to hear all about your travels. It looks like you have been in good hands. Have a safe journey home. We’ve missed you. Julie Burns

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