Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Our Group at the Holy Sepulchre

by Steve Ray on September 4, 2013

We had a Solemn Entry so each pilgrim could enter the empty Tomb of Christ. Before our entry we took this picture on the Crusader’s Steps up to Calvary.

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Massively Busy and Exciting Day in Israel, Day 4

by Steve Ray on September 4, 2013

Today we had a long and very eventful day. I only
have the morning and the homily. I will have to post the afternoon
video tomorrow, so stay tuned.

We started the
day by visiting the ancient boat from the 1st century. Was Jesus on
this boat? We don’t know, but if he wasn’t it was a boat just like
it.

Then on the Sea of Galilee on a real boat. I
talked about the Sea and my experience fishing all night with the
fishermen and my talk Defending the Eucharist because we were on
our way to Capernaum for Mass – where Jesus said, “Eat My Flesh and
Drink My Blood.” The bishop’s homily (see below) was exceptional. I
can’t remember ever hearing a better summary of the
sacraments.

Then we ate St. Peter’s fish and
drove to Jerusalem. I told my conversion story on both buses along
the way. Then to the Church of the Visitation and a Solemn Entry
into the Tomb of Christ. Many people were in tears.

However, right now I only have the video for the morning
AND the excellent homily of Bishop Vasa. More tomorrow. Tomorrow I
will put up today’s afternoon video. We will have Mass at the Tomb
of Christ and spend the rest of the day in Bethlehem.

DAY FOUR: BOAT RIDE, CAPERNAUM, ST. PETER’S FISH, STEVE’S
CONVERSION STORY

BISHOP VASA’S TREMENDOUS HOMILY ON THE
SACRAMENTS

PART
PART THREE

CLICK HERE DAY 4, PART 3: Visitation, Solemn Entry to Christ’s Tomb, group Picture

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