Day Eight, Jan 27

We started the day with a visit to Herodion, a fortress of King Herod where his tomb was recently found. Then we went to Bethlehem for Mass at St. Catherine’s and a visit to the Church of the Nativity. Jeff gave a teaching at the Shepherd's Fields and then we did some shopping at Christian-owned olive wood shop. On the way back to the hotel we stopped at Rachel's tomb. After dinner Emily gave a teaching about the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which we will visit tomorrow.