Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 15 - Phyllis & I decided to get up early to see the sunrise over the Sea of Galilee.  This is one of my favorite things to do when in the Galilee.  Marla, Josiah and Betty joined us and Marla read her devotions for us as the sun rose.
After breakfast our first stop was the Boat, Faith, and an hour with Daniel Carmel.  Awesome!!!

 When we were done with the boat ride we proceeded to the Ancient Boat Museum to see the boat that had been salvaged from the Sea of Galilee and dates back 2000 years.  They have a great movie that explains the many efforts used to preserve this ancient boat.

We finished off the morning by visiting 3 sites on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee.  Tabgha commemorates the feeding of the 5000

and the Church of Peter's Primacy contains the Table of the Lord.  It  is believed to be the spot mentioned in John 21 telling of the great catch of fish.

  .  Phyllis, Doron & I do a lot of sitting around & waiting.

 Our last visit of the morning was to Capernaum where we visited the house of St Peter and the Synagogue

Doron treated us to lunch for some St Peter's fish and then we were off to the Nazareth Village. \We got a glimpse of what life was like at the time of Jesus.  This was a favorite of the kids and even some of the adults were impressed.
Next we went 1mile away to modern Nazareth.  We visited the Church of the Annunciation built over the cave homes of the time.  This is in commemoration of the annunciation of the angel Gabrial to Mary.

We headed back toward the Sea of Galilee and we stopped at the Jordan River where we all had the opportunity to reaffirm our baptism.  Three of the group wanted to be immersed and since there was not a minister to do so they immeresed each other.
As we headed back to the Sea of Galilee Doron supprised us with a stop to the new dig going on at Migdal.  We know it as the town of Mary Magdalene. Phyllis, Cary and Rose Ann were very excited since it reminded them of the digs they participated in.  They are looking for volunteers, but they decided they were not ready to sell themselves into slavery again.

We ended up with a stop at the wine store and then to the hotel for dinner and relaxation.

1 comment:

  1. I'm having fun living vicariously through you on this trip :)