Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Had another great day.  Started off with an Israeli Breakfast.  All kinds of food and fresh fruits.  We first went to the Mount of the Beatitudes.  Spent an hour there learning about the site and then I spent a long time reading the teachings of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew. Got on the bus and went to a new site, Kursi.  This where Jesus drove the legion of demons from the possessed man and drove them into wild pigs in the area.  We also went to the site of the multiplication of the loaves. They are building a new Benedictine Monastery on the site of the old one.  Then we went to the other site at Tabgha, The Primacy of Peter, where Jesus fixed breakfast for the Apostles after the Resurrection and named Peter as first Pope. We walked down to the shore of the Sea of Galilee.  Then we had lunch.  We had St. Peter's Fish.  It a whole fish fixed and served with all the extras.  It's actually Talapia.  After that we went to Capernaum and saw Peter's Home and the Church over it and the ruins of the site where Jesus taught in the synagogue.  Then off to a Kibbutz and took a ride on the sea on what they call Jesus Boats.  Saw a first Century Boat that they have discovered since the Sea is shrinking.  Quite a memorable day.  Above are pictures of the Site where Jesus used a rock for breakfast, the Table of the Lord. And a scene from the Mount of the Beatitudes.