Transfigured on the Mountain; "You are Rock," "Feed My Sheep," and lots more
by Steve Ray on May 3, 2013
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Today we had our schedule altered because for the Christians here – this is holy week and Sunday is Easter. So Nazareth churches were closed for the day. Surprise! We had to change our itinerary.
First we went to the top of Mount Tabor where the Transfiguration took place. Amer explained the fascinating history of the site and then I told the story of the three major biblical events that took place here.
After Mass at the top of the Mount of Transfiguration we went north to the Lebanese border to Caesarea Philippi (now called Banias) where Jesus appointed Peter as the Rock. If Catholics understood the site and its implications they were never leave the Catholic Church and would proudly defend the Faith.
Lunch in a Druze Restaurant in the Golan Heights before descending back down to the Sea of Galilee to visit two very important sites related to Jesus.
Second, we visited the place where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish. An yes, it was a stupendous miracle. Read my article about this HERE.
Third, we visited Primacy of Peter where he fed the disciples early in the morning and appointed Peter as the Shepherd of his sheep John 21:1-20).
Full first day. We were back early so everyone could swim in the Sea of Galilee or the pool, rest or walk through Tiberias. We also had confession available. Then a great dinner and a free evening.