27.05.2012 - 27.05.2012
The first picture is a view of Nazareth from our hotel there. This morning we left for Galilee, stopping first at Cana (photo of the wedding church). That stop wasn't nearly as exciting as our time there a few weeks ago, when we celebrated the wedding for Aggie and George. Then we drove to the Mount of Beatitudes, which is always one of my favorite stops - so peaceful and reflective (photo of the church). We walked from there about 45 minutes down to the "Mensa Christi" ("Table of Christ") near where Jesus probably called the fishermen, fed thousands, and described Peter as the Rock. After lunch we visited Capernaum (picture of the synagog - Matthew 8 and 9). We then went to our hotel for the next two nights, where we had a beautiful Pentecost Eucharist service outdoors overlooking the Sea of Galilee, receiving the sacrament at almost the precise time (there's nine hours' difference) as it was being shared in the early service at Concordia. We thought of our many friends there.