Mountains, Rivers, and an Oasis…

Hello friends . . . grace and peace,

We are so blessed!  Seriously, we are.  We began our day on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, then stood atop Mount Tabor where Jesus’ transfiguration more than likely took place (Matthew 17), then had lunch and saw one of two ancient sycamore trees in Jericho (see Luke 19) then renewed our baptism vows in the Jordan River, and finally, returned back to St. George’s College, our home away from home.

We were away from the college for almost 4 full days.  It was an amazing trip that also included time in Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum, The Golan Heights, Caesarea Philipp, Tabgha, and more.

(you can click on any of the above boldfaced words to learn more about those places)

Plus, here’s a map of the Galilee region…

There’s so much to share and so much to say that we’re simply going to let the pictures below do the talking.  Because as we all know, a picture is worth a thousand (or so) words…

the aqueduct that ran from Mount Carmel to Caesarea Maritima, more than 12 miles away. built by King Herod the Great

Fr. Kamal Farah teaching from the top of Mount Carmel

Church of the Annunciation, where the angel met with Mary

in Nazareth: the most remarkable spice and dried fruit store we’ve ever seen

sunset in Nazareth

Eucharist on the shores of the Sea of Galilee

also known as Capernaum, the city where Jesus lived at Peter’s house

a yummy lunch. this kind of fish is literally called (no joke) St. Peter’s Fish

Fr. Ralph taking a photo of his lovely bride, Cindy, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee

the rocks at Caesarea Philippi. when Jesus said he would build The Universal Church on the rock, he was referring to these kind of rocks, one of the hardest in the world

Aran’s feet in the Sea of Galilee

one last look at the Sea of Galilee

a Palestinian boy. please pray for peace in this region.

renewing our baptism vows while standing in the Jordan River

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