Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Day 2
St. Peter Church
Journey to Joppa: Yesterday!
Below is the interior of St. Peter's Church in Joppa and below that (thanks to Lynn McCaffrey) is a close up of the image of the Holy Spirit.
To the left Fr. Sorgie is celebrating Mass.The last picture shows the Mediterranean Sea.
the pilgrims are in
Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Tabor, and the Sea of Galilee.
Caesarea was once a Phoenician port, in time Herod built Caesarea into the greatest city other than Jerusalem in Palestine, with a deep sea harbor, an aqueduct, (See 1st picture on the right) hippodrome and magnificent amphitheater ( 2nd picture on the right.) that remain standing today. Herod renamed the city Caesarea in honor of the emperor.
Caesarea is important to Christians because Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus to death here. Here too Simon Peter baptized the first Roman, Cornelius. Paul was also imprisoned for two years in Caesarea. For a virtual tour of Caesarea click
From Ronnie Melon!
Morning visit to Caesarea where Herod built a seaport city on the Mediterranean. Pictures show remains of theater.
taken on site where St Paul was imprisoned and appealed to the emperor to have him tried in Rome. See picture under group picture.
Next stop was Mt Carmel where we attended mass. Last stop was Mt Tabor where the
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FROM THE GOSPELS Mark 8: 27+
Now Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi.
Along the way he asked his disciples,
Who do people say that I am?”
They said in reply,
“John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.”
And he asked them,
“But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said to him in reply, “You are the Messiah.”
That is the question each one of us needs to ask ourselves: Who do I say Jesus is? Is He the Center of my Life or... Take a few moments to speak from your heart to the one who loves you.
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Sr. Cora Lombardo
on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 4:09PM