Jan 15 -- Our Last Day!

After we checked out of the hotel, we began with Mass at the church that recalls Peter’s denial on the night Jesus was betrayed, St. Peter in Gallicantu (Matthew 26:69-75.)  The church is built over the High Priest Caiaphas’ home (Matthew 26:57,) where Jesus was held that same night.  We continued to Ein Kerem, where John the Baptist was born, to visit the Church of the Visitation (Luke 1:46-55.)  We traveled to the Elah Valley where David slew Goliath (Samuel 17). Our last site was the ancient port of Jaffa (Joppa.) Here we said our good-bye to our guides and drivers before heading to the airport.