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Greece Pilgrimage Day 4

After early mass and breakfast, we stopped at an icon workshop to see a Greek Orthodox priest and his family paint icons. From there we went to the monastery of St. Luke, which started out as a modest chapel and expanded to a monastic compound in the 11th century. The...

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Greece Pilgrimage Day 3

Today we all slept because of the late night and had mass at 9a before taking a short drive to visit to the famous Meteora Monasteries. In Greek, “meteora” means “suspended in air.”  Indeed, the monasteries seem to be just that, built...

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Greece Pilgrimage Day 2

Today we went began in the same spot, Neapolis, where St. Paul first came to Europe on his second missionary journey. Then we traveled to ancient Philippi, the next stop for St. Paul in where preached the Gospel with Silas and Timothy. We visited the...

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Greece Pilgrimage Day 1

Greece Pilgrimage Day 1

From Fargo, to Minneapolis, to Amsterdam, to Athens, to Thessoloniki, to Kavalla! It's a long journey to Greece, but it's definitely much easier to travel by plane and bus than by the travel conditions in the time of the Apostle Paul. On our way, we got to know one...

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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,)...

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Jan 14 — Via Dolorosa

We entered the Old City at the Lion’s or St. Stephen’s Gate, by St Anne’s Church at the Pools of Bethesda (John 5:1-9.) before we began our walk through the 14 stations of the Via Dolorosa, Christ’s route to the Cross, reciting the rosary at each and ending at the...

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Jan 13 — Masada & the Dead Sea

Today we returned to the area of the Dead Sea to go to Masada, the wilderness palace fortress built by Herod the Great.   Perhaps first used by David (I Samuel 22:3-5; 24:22), Masada was elaborately fortified by Herod. We ascended by cable car and tour the...

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Jan 12 — Mount of Olives & Museum

We walked down the Mount of Olives, stopping at a traditional spot the Ascension is nearby. We visited the Dominus Flevit Chapel, a name referencing “Jesus Wept” (John 11:35.)  It is the traditional site where Jesus contemplated the city of...

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