Holy Land Pilgrimage Jan. 08: Day 3

"There was found in the Sea of Galilee a wooden boat from the time of Jesus, people called it: The Jesus Boat." And today, on a replica of the Jesus boat, the pilgrims sailed, prayed, listened and pondered, "How is Christ asking me to get out of the boat?" "Will I trust Him?"

Sailing the Sea of Galilee

Along for the the ride were the pilgrims' marvelous guides, Roni & Menachem.

Our Wonderful Guides

After crossing the Sea of Galilee, Mass was celebrated at St. Peter's house in Capernaum and graced with the beautiful music of Nate Reinhardt.

St. Peter's House

While visiting the Synagogue in Capernaum where Jesus healed and taught, the pilgrims continue to learn as Roni teaches them what it was like during the time of Christ.

Then it was on to the Mount of Beatitudes to enjoy some tranquil and contemplative time. Here the pilgrims release a carrier pigeon.

Jeff Preparing to Release Carrier Pigeon

We Have Lift Off

At Caesarea Philipi the pilgrims take a break from listening intently to Jeff as he teaches on Matthew 16:13-19 (The Primacy of Peter) to smile for the camera. Then its back to the books... or rather, The Book. "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it" (Mt 16:18).

Location of the Testimony of St. Peter

Last, it was back to Kfar Kedem (a Kibbutz) where the pilgrims were greeted with the note they attached to the carrier pigeon on the Mount of Beatitudes. Another beautiful day in the Holy Land draws to a close.

Note From Carrier Pigeon