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A Pilgrimage to Israel<br />A Sacred Story Journey<br />Connie Paul, January, 2010<br />
Israel Now and Then<br />
Our guide and driver were Palestinians and Israeli citizens<br />
The Life of Jesus<br />
Why does our story begin in Bethlehem?<br />
Shepherd’s Field Remembers Two Events:  First Ruth and Boaz<br />
The monument at the entrance to Shepherd’s Field<br />
This church commemorates the site of the angels & shepherds<br />
Just down the road is Manger Square<br />The Church of the Nativity is one of the oldest in Israel.<br />The Persians didn...
This section is Greek Orthodox<br />
Mosaic from the floor of the church of the 500s<br />
The ancient walls of the church<br />
By Tradition the Place of Jesus’s Birth<br />
To the right of the birthplace is the place of the manger<br />
The manger may have looked like this one at Megiddo<br />
Bethlehem today<br />
Our story continues in Nazareth<br />It was Jesus’ hometown<br />Jesus grew up in Nazareth which was insignificant at the ...
A village from Jesus’s time has been recreated<br />
Nazareth today from the village<br />
Jesus’s first miracle was at Cana.This church remembers it.<br />
Some of the group re-enacted their marriage vows <br />
To the Sea of Galilee<br />
We hear the story of the calling of Peter and Andrew at the seaside<br />
The Sea is clear and lovely<br />
The Site of the Sermon on the Mount<br />
The Church of the Beatitudes<br />
We heard the whole sermon here<br />
The Church of Multiplication(Feeding the 5000)<br />
Nearby is the church remembering Peter<br />
“And thou art Peter and on this rock…”<br />
Capernaum <br />
Jesus really did walk here<br />
The synagogue where Jesus taught<br />
The church is built over the ruins<br />
The floor of the church looks down on the ruins of Peter’s mother-in-laws house<br />
An ancient olive press<br />
The ancientmosaicfloor<br />
Hearing Capernaum’s history<br />
By tradition Zaccheus climbed into this tree<br />
Sailing on the Sea of Galilee<br />We saw the shore from a boat on the Sea<br />
The Jordan, where Jesus was baptised, and one of our group was, too.<br />
The tomb of Lazarus in Bethany<br />
The bottom of Lazarus’ tomb<br />
The church of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus<br />
Jerusalem the Golden<br />
Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives<br />
The pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem<br />
On the path to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday<br />
The Garden of Gethsemene, an olive grove<br />
Caiphus’s house where Peter denied Jesus at the crowing of the cock<br />
The Via Dolorosa, a place of pilgrimage<br />
Station VII<br />
The site of Golgotha in the Church of the Holy Sepulchure<br />
Stone of Preparation*<br />*from Internet<br />
Behind the window of the church is the location of the crucifixion<br />
The Garden Tomb<br />
Other wonderful places we visited<br />
The Western Wall, the holiest site for Jews<br />
The wall of the temple closest to the Holy of Holies<br />
The model of the temple at the Israel Museum showing the courtyard of the Gentiles<br />
The Dome of the Rock<br />
Climbing to the tel<br />
The tel of Megiddo<br />
The excavation is to King Ahab’s time<br />Horse<br />
Megiddo looks down on the plains of Armegeddon<br />
Qumran Where the Dead Sea scrolls were found<br />
The museum has recreated how the scrolls looked when they were found.<br />
The Springs of En Gedi<br />
Going to swim in the Dead Sea<br />
Masada<br />
The model of Herod’s Masada<br />
Touring the top of the mountain<br />
The baths retain some of their color<br />
The room where the lots were cast<br />
The pilgrims at BeitShe’an<br />
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  1. 1. A Pilgrimage to Israel<br />A Sacred Story Journey<br />Connie Paul, January, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Israel Now and Then<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Our guide and driver were Palestinians and Israeli citizens<br />
  5. 5. The Life of Jesus<br />
  6. 6. Why does our story begin in Bethlehem?<br />
  7. 7. Shepherd’s Field Remembers Two Events: First Ruth and Boaz<br />
  8. 8. The monument at the entrance to Shepherd’s Field<br />
  9. 9. This church commemorates the site of the angels & shepherds<br />
  10. 10. Just down the road is Manger Square<br />The Church of the Nativity is one of the oldest in Israel.<br />The Persians didn’t destroy it in the 500’s as they did most others because of the icon of the Wise Men in Persian dress<br />
  11. 11. This section is Greek Orthodox<br />
  12. 12. Mosaic from the floor of the church of the 500s<br />
  13. 13. The ancient walls of the church<br />
  14. 14. By Tradition the Place of Jesus’s Birth<br />
  15. 15. To the right of the birthplace is the place of the manger<br />
  16. 16. The manger may have looked like this one at Megiddo<br />
  17. 17. Bethlehem today<br />
  18. 18. Our story continues in Nazareth<br />It was Jesus’ hometown<br />Jesus grew up in Nazareth which was insignificant at the time<br />It is now the “Arab capital of Israel”<br />
  19. 19. A village from Jesus’s time has been recreated<br />
  20. 20. Nazareth today from the village<br />
  21. 21. Jesus’s first miracle was at Cana.This church remembers it.<br />
  22. 22. Some of the group re-enacted their marriage vows <br />
  23. 23. To the Sea of Galilee<br />
  24. 24. We hear the story of the calling of Peter and Andrew at the seaside<br />
  25. 25. The Sea is clear and lovely<br />
  26. 26. The Site of the Sermon on the Mount<br />
  27. 27. The Church of the Beatitudes<br />
  28. 28. We heard the whole sermon here<br />
  29. 29. The Church of Multiplication(Feeding the 5000)<br />
  30. 30. Nearby is the church remembering Peter<br />
  31. 31. “And thou art Peter and on this rock…”<br />
  32. 32. Capernaum <br />
  33. 33. Jesus really did walk here<br />
  34. 34. The synagogue where Jesus taught<br />
  35. 35. The church is built over the ruins<br />
  36. 36. The floor of the church looks down on the ruins of Peter’s mother-in-laws house<br />
  37. 37. An ancient olive press<br />
  38. 38. The ancientmosaicfloor<br />
  39. 39. Hearing Capernaum’s history<br />
  40. 40. By tradition Zaccheus climbed into this tree<br />
  41. 41. Sailing on the Sea of Galilee<br />We saw the shore from a boat on the Sea<br />
  42. 42. The Jordan, where Jesus was baptised, and one of our group was, too.<br />
  43. 43. The tomb of Lazarus in Bethany<br />
  44. 44. The bottom of Lazarus’ tomb<br />
  45. 45. The church of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus<br />
  46. 46. Jerusalem the Golden<br />
  47. 47. Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives<br />
  48. 48. The pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem<br />
  49. 49. On the path to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday<br />
  50. 50. The Garden of Gethsemene, an olive grove<br />
  51. 51. Caiphus’s house where Peter denied Jesus at the crowing of the cock<br />
  52. 52. The Via Dolorosa, a place of pilgrimage<br />
  53. 53. Station VII<br />
  54. 54. The site of Golgotha in the Church of the Holy Sepulchure<br />
  55. 55. Stone of Preparation*<br />*from Internet<br />
  56. 56. Behind the window of the church is the location of the crucifixion<br />
  57. 57. The Garden Tomb<br />
  58. 58. Other wonderful places we visited<br />
  59. 59. The Western Wall, the holiest site for Jews<br />
  60. 60. The wall of the temple closest to the Holy of Holies<br />
  61. 61. The model of the temple at the Israel Museum showing the courtyard of the Gentiles<br />
  62. 62. The Dome of the Rock<br />
  63. 63. Climbing to the tel<br />
  64. 64. The tel of Megiddo<br />
  65. 65. The excavation is to King Ahab’s time<br />Horse<br />
  66. 66. Megiddo looks down on the plains of Armegeddon<br />
  67. 67. Qumran Where the Dead Sea scrolls were found<br />
  68. 68. The museum has recreated how the scrolls looked when they were found.<br />
  69. 69. The Springs of En Gedi<br />
  70. 70. Going to swim in the Dead Sea<br />
  71. 71. Masada<br />
  72. 72. The model of Herod’s Masada<br />
  73. 73. Touring the top of the mountain<br />
  74. 74. The baths retain some of their color<br />
  75. 75. The room where the lots were cast<br />
  76. 76. The pilgrims at BeitShe’an<br />
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