Tremendous day! Via Dolorosa, Calvary, Mass at the Tomb in Western Wall

by Steve Ray on March 28, 2023

The plans fell into place perfectly. Up at 4:30 and on the bus by 5 AM; beginning the Via Dolorosa at 5:30. That got us to the Holy Sepulchre in time to go up and touch the top of Calvary. I told people that if they had touched that rock 2000 years ago, their hands […]

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Bethlehem All Day!

by Steve Ray on March 27, 2023

We spent the whole day today in Bethlehem! Today will take up two videos — the first will cover the events of the day and the second one will cover our dinner and the fun dancing with all the local Christians. We start out at the store with all the Olivewood, and we hear the […]

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Boat-ride on Galilee, Mass at Capernaum, Peter’s Fish, Visitation & Jerusalem

by Steve Ray on March 26, 2023

The boat ride on the sea of Galilee is always a highlight of the trip for folks. Seeing the shoreline as Jesus and the disciples did is a thrill. I give my talk about the time I spent fishing all night with two Jewish fishermen. Then we saw the ancient 2000 year old “Jesus boat“ […]

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Mass at Nazareth’s Church of Annunciation on the Feast of the Annunciation!

by Steve Ray on March 25, 2023

We couldn’t have planned the schedule today any better. We are having Mass at the Church of the Annunciation where the Archangel Gabriel made the announcement to Mary. That also means that it is the Church of the Incarnation where God first became man. This is a favorite day for everyone, even if we didn’t […]

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Good Morning Sea of Galilee, Mass at Beatitudes and lots more

by Steve Ray on March 24, 2023

Good morning Sea of Galilee! Always lovely to see the sunrise over the sea. It never looks the same twice. After a good breakfast, we headed to the Mount of Beatitudes for Mass. From there to the Syrian border where we discussed the political situation in the Middle East. Then Druze bread sandwiches, which is […]

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Our Sold-out March Group arrives in Israel

by Steve Ray on March 23, 2023

Some people may object to me, calling this land Israel, expecting me instead to call it Holy Land. It is, of course, the Holy Land, but it’s also the state of Israel since 1948. We landed in the airport in Tel Aviv, which is contained in the heart of the State of Israel. Anyway, our […]

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