Day 4, January 11

Capernaum, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Sea of Galilee ~  We drove up the east side of the Galilee to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry for over a year & a half (Matthew 4, 8, 9,) where Jeff taught in the ancient synagogue. We had Mass in the modern Franciscan church which stands over St. Peter’s house. Next we traveled north through the Hula Valley to Tel Dan to view an ancient Canaanite gate and an ancient gate of Israel. Nearby we stopped at Caesarea Philippi, where Peter first identified Jesus as the Messiah & Jesus announced Peter's role in the church (Matthew 16:17-19.) Returning south, we boarded two Jesus Boats for a trip out onto the waters of the sea to enjoy a special teaching by Jeff. We stopped for a special St Peter Fish dinner at Kibbutz Ein Gev’s fish restaurant. After dinner we had a bonfire & the opportunity for confessions with our priests on the shore of the sea.