Wake Up on Shore of Galilee, Fall Asleep on New Year's Eve in Jerusalem – and lots in between

by Steve Ray on December 31, 2012

Happy New Year’s Eve from Jerusalem!

Family and friends of the pilgrims – please leave a note or comment below and I will read them to the pilgrims the next morning. They love hearing from you!!

My early morning hike along the Sea of Galilee in the dark HERE.




  • Liz D. says:

    John and I have been enjoying watching these videos and sharing in your trip! We are keeping everyone in our prayers. 🙂

  • De Maria says:

    Happy New Year’s eve! What an awesome job you have. Celebrating the New Year and walking in the steps of Our Lord!



    De Maria

  • Lori & Karen says:

    Dearest sorella & kids (O’Neill/ Trimble gang),
    We are just getting ready to order our Thai feast and will raise our glasses in 3 minutes to shout out a big Happy New Year to you & your fellow travellers on this journey. As you now are in the new year (it’s 5:02 pm here… Oops) may this year of faith be filled with many blessings from our Lord, much GOOD health for all, love for all to experience & too share, and peace of minds, hearts, & souls everywhere. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers daily – Lori & the crew

  • Nieto Family says:

    Happy New Year to everyone! Greetings from Batavia, IL. We are watching our daughter Betsy’s trip thanks to your blog and your video postings; they are great to watch every day. Keep enjoying your wonderful trip. What a blessing it is to be in the land of our Lord.

  • Joan Weiman says:

    To Ann Reilly and her pilgrim friends. Happy New Year! It looks like you are having a grand time! We are enjoying the videos 🙂 Love, Joan, Bill & Kids in snowy O’Fallon Missouri.

  • Jim Hayes says:

    Hi rachelle Hayes (Mom),

    Happy new year to you! It looks like you are having a great time on your trip. You look great and I am enjoying following yu all on your trip. I love you!

    Love, your son,

  • Shelley Gorham says:

    Hello to Pa-Pa and Grandma Gorham from Shelley, Rachid, Rayna, and Salma! We’ve been keeping tabs on you nightly through the website. It looks like you are having a wonderful time! Congratulations on the renewal of your marriage vows. Happy New Year!

  • Ben and Janelle Gergen says:

    Hello Pilgrims!
    Tell Fr. Larry Delaney that we have been following the blog and watching the videos – our 7 year old son Peter was very concerned that if Fr. Larry is in the Holy Land, there might not be a priest at mass here in East Grand Forks. Peter was relieved to see Fr. Ed and Fr. Andrew holding down the fort.
    Special hellos also to Elizabeth Rzepka and the Vaseks!
    Love and Prayers –
    Ben and Janelle Gergen

  • Gloria Tortorich says:

    Betsy, we are re-living our trip with you. Hope you have a wonderful New Year and we hope to see you Monday night at LOTW. Say hi to George for me!!!!

  • Laura says:

    Hello Mom (Georgene), not sure if you got my 1st message, I’ve been following your trip and its wonderful! Can’t wait to hear all your stories. Things here in Batavia, Il. are fine Love you Lol and family

  • Peggy Rzepka says:

    Greetings to Elizabeth and all your fellow pilgrims from mom, dad, and family. Your trip looks beautiful and inspiring. I was not surprised to see a picture of you Elizabeth up in a tree! We pray you are all drawn more deeply into Gods love and the fullness of the faith by being in all these holy places where He lived and taught and performed miracles. What a gift to be there. And to be with such wonderful Priests. We look forward to talking to you when you return. Love and prayers to all. Peggy Rzepka

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