February 2011

Goofey Homily on Multiplication of Loaves?

February 20, 2011

UPDATE: Based on the comments below and the on my Facebook account (facebook.com/JerusalemJones) a lot of people heard this goofey homily — are are doing something about it!. If you heard a goofy homily this weekend about the multiplication of loaves and fish — a trendy priest or deacon saying it was no miracle, Jesus [...]

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Four Last Things in a Terrifying Story

February 20, 2011

Watch my YouTube Video: Going to Hell *************** The Last Nightmare A Short and Terrifying Story by Steve Ray Everything went blank for a moment, but that moment seemed like eternity. He felt a motion, not with wind and breeze, but a motion none the less. He was traveling, moving, floating, transcending-he wasn’t really sure. [...]

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Running with Jesus on the Road to Emmaus

February 19, 2011

I didn’t realize it would be quite so long and I made a wrong turn or two that turned this into a 14 mile run — and through hilly country. But I loved it and gave a few meditations along the way imagining walking along with Jesus. Abu Ghosh is a site is known for [...]

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Day 2: Mt. Tabor, Cana & Nazareth

February 19, 2011

Another good day and everyone felt a lot better after a good night’s sleep. We took off early for Mount Tabor where the Transfiguration took place 2,000 years ago. People always ask me, “How long did it take for Jesus and the three disciples to get to the top of the mountain?” I never had [...]

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Pilgrimage Day One: Arrival and Galilee

February 18, 2011

When we arrived the internet was down at the hotel and it was the beginning of the Sabbath so we had to wait until Sunday before the internet was fixed. I am so grateful for my iPhone that works through the 3G network so I was still able to make and upload the videos. I [...]

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Islam’s Public Enemy #1: A Coptic Monk

February 18, 2011

Meet Coptic priest Zakaria Botros from Egypt. Little known in the West but making waves with Muslims in the Middle East. He fights fire with fire. He sits with the Christian Scriptures and the Koran in front of him. He is an expert at Classical Arabic and all the literature of Islam. He challenges the [...]

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OUR FATHER Sung in Aramaic Here in Jerusalem

February 17, 2011

OUR FATHER in Aramaic

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Biblical, Historical Adventures in Israel: Hebron & Masada

February 16, 2011

Yesterday Janet and I went in Palestinian city of Hebron, home and burial site of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Saw Oaks of Mamre (Gen 18). Found Tomb of Jesse and Ruth. Went into the Tombs of the Patriarchs (Machpelah) from both the mosque side and the synagogue side. Jewish settler took us all over the [...]

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Two New Adventures: Jericho & Hebron

February 15, 2011

I am soon posting two new videos sharing our adventures in the Holy Land. I don’t do this for the fun of it but to help others understand, love and enjoy the land of God through video. WHY DO I POST THESE VIDEO ADVENTURES? There is a need for people to know the the Bible [...]

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Join us for Exciting and thoroughly Catholic Pilgrimages in 2011 and beyond

February 15, 2011

We have a number of pilgrimages to the Holy Land BUT LOOK — we have others too! Poland In September we are going to Poland to follow the footprints of Pope John Paul II, Saint Faustina and St. Maximilian Kolbe among others. We will see this beautiful country, celebrate Mass in breathtaking churches, eat their [...]

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How Manly was Jesus? Climbing UP Mount Tabor (Transfiguration)

February 14, 2011

Just returned to Jerusalem after climbing straight up and back down Mount Tabor (Mountain of the Transfiguration). It took 1 1/4 hour up the torturous path on the SE and a bit less to scramble down the north side. Read Luke 9:28-36 (hover your cursor over the reference) about Jesus climbing up with Peter, James [...]

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Hiking thru the Holy Land

February 13, 2011

Hiked thru the mini-Grand Canyon of Wadi Qelt from Jericho toward Jerusalem visiting St. George’s Monastery built it the cliff. Video soon. Tomorrow I hike up Mount Tabor (Mount of the Transfiguration). More soon.

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Evangelicals Dropping Out

February 13, 2011

A friend named Lenny wrote: I find this article interesting because what has filled many Evangelical Churches are people  who were previously Catholic.   And when I have run into these people they would tell me  they “used to be Catholic” and would want to tell me their story. The number of people attending church services [...]

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Who is that Fat Man?

February 12, 2011

I saw this picture of me a few years ago and was shocked. I almost didn’t recognize myself. I know that people who see our Footprints of God video series ans surprised when they see me in person. They say something like, “You are thinner in real life. The video makes you look heavier.” Surprise, [...]

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Aramaic, the Language of Jesus & Mary

February 12, 2011

The language of Jesus is still spoken in Maloula Syria. Below is an interesting video if you are interested in the language spoken in Nazareth every day in the cave where the Holy Family lived. It is the language of Jesus. You can also hear it spoken by my friend Efrem Nissan from Bethlehem here. [...]

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Going with Mary to Visit Elizabeth

February 11, 2011

Today I ran from Jerusalem to Ein Kerem where Mary visited Elizabeth 2,000 years ago. It was cold, foggy and rainy and I imagined it might have been so for Mary as well. I visited and documented the birthplace of John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation as well as fun things along [...]

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