MARILYN'S CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE ITINERARY
DAY ONE Friday NOVEMBER 5 – Arrival-
Nazareth and Cana
Pick up Group at
Restaurant – Voucher Village
Foot of Givat Moreh - Miracle: Luke 7:11-17 - Jesus brings back to life Widow’s son
Luke 1:26-38 and Matthew, 1:18-21, Luke 4:15-13 (
Mt. Precious, just outside ) –walk UP the path for best view. Mt
Precipice is reached by car following the signs of "Mt Precipice" on
the highway that bypasses Nazareth
towards Jewish Nazereth Illit. Nazareth
Cana Church MASS and Wedding Vows – fixed time
John 2:1-11 (First Miracle – water to wine), John 4:46 (Second Miracle – Cure of the Nobleman’s son)
of the four Jewish holy cities (along with Hebron,
Safed – established in 19 CE). Jerusalem
DAY TWO Saturday November 6 Sea of Galilee and
Wake up calls/breakfast – Remind all of modest dress
Mount of Beatitudes
Matthew 5: 1-13 – can read all the way through chapter 7.
Primacy of Peter- John 2:1.
Boat Ride of
Sea of Galilee
– Daniel Carmel Boats
Matthew 8:23-27 (Calming of the Sea), Matthew 14:22-23 (Jesus walks on water)
Lunch - @Ein Gev
Yardenit – Optional Baptism $10 to rent robe and towel and use changing room – NO Lockers…need to safe guard valuables.
Matthew 3: 11-16
Mount Tabor – Church of the Transfiguration
Judges 4: 5-16 (Victory of Barak under order of Judge Deborah, Mark 9:2-8 (Jesus transfiguration) , Luke 9:37-43 (Jesus cures epileptic boy at
– large Arab
village south of Tabor) village
Overnight Tiberias –Royal Plaza Hotel
DAY THREE Sunday November 7 -
and Dead Sea
Wake up calls/breakfast – have guests prepare for swimming at
Dead Sea – swim suits/towels/sun screen
Check out Tiberias – Royal Plaza Hotel
@ Templation Jericho
Qumran – National Park pass, wonderful shopping, get voucher for swimming at Kalya (usually only available if you have lunch at
Kalya- Swimming in
– Kalya? Need Voucher or agreement from Qumran
– if not eating lunch at Kalya – check with Eli Shalom or Yinon Ben Hod.
– Dan Panorama Jerusalem
DAY FOUR Monday November 8 –
Wake Up Calls/Breakfast – Remind Guests of modest clothes and good walking shoes with rubber grip soles- skirt and a shawl for women, no shorts for men.
Drive up via
to…. Mount Scopus
Ascension Chapel – Mosque and Church – Ring doorbell, entrance fee.
Pater Noster: Luke 11:1-4 named for the “Our Father” prayer taught to Jesus to his Disciples Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30-11:45, 3-5; closed Sunday
Use observation point just south of the stairs down to Dominus Flavit
Walk down Palm Sunday Road (Luke 19:37-40) (Note: The road is very steep and narrow, so wear good walking shoes with a good rubber grip.)
Dominus Flavit Luke 19:37-42, Chapel (Roman Catholic/Franciscan) “The Lord Wept” Architect of the
Holy Land Franciscan
Monk Antonio Barluzzi (1954)
Church of all Nations Matthew 14:32-42
Lunch - Nafoura (Christian Quarter – go inside
Gate- take first
Room of the Last Supper:[Upper Room, Coenaculum or Coenacle] Mark 14:15, Luke 22:12, Acts 1:14 (Holy Spirit appears on Pentacost)
King David’s Tomb
Communion at Garden Tomb (02) 627-2745 Time must be booked and confirmed. Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to noon and 14:00 to 17:30.
Overnight – Dan Panorama Hotel
DAY FIVE Tuesday November 9 –
Wake up Calls/Breakfast
Start at Lion’s Gate:
Walk Via Dolorosa
End up at Holy Sepulchre
Meet bus at Mamila
Lunch at Nisan in
– MASS at Chapel of St. Jerome’s Cave (fixed time) Bethlehem
Ein Kerem -Church of St. John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22 and Josephus - Herod has John imprisoned for denouncing his marriage, and he is later executed.) and Church of the Visitation (Magnificat Luke 1: 46-55 – song sang by Mary when congratulated by
mother of John) Elizabeth
Overnight Dan Panorama
DAY SIX Wednesday November 10 - Departure
Check out Dan Panorama
Drive to Airport
Sunday to Thursday: 06:30 – 21:00 Friday and Saturday: 08:00 – 20:00. Passengers come out from building on left of parking lot – sliding door. Bathrooms, small snack bar and money charging service (reputedly bad rate of exchange.)
Church of the Annunciation: The current church is a two-story building constructed in 1969 over the site of an earlier Byzantine-era and then Crusader-era church. Inside, the lower level contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, believed by many Christians to be the remains of the original childhood home of Mary. The first shrine was probably built sometime in the middle of the 4th century, comprising an altar in the cave in which Mary had lived. A larger structure was commissioned by Emperor Constantine I, who had directed his mother,
Saint Helena, to found
churches commemorating important events in Jesus Christ's life. The Church of
the Annunciation was founded around the same time as the Church of the Nativity
(the birthplace) and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the tomb). Some version
of it was known to have still been in existence around 570 AD, but it was
destroyed in the 7th century after the Muslim conquest of . Palestine
The town of
stretched for two-thirds of a mile along the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. Its harbor for fishing boats extended for
over half a mile.
Fishing was the town’s major industry. Many residents were also engaged in such supporting enterprises as tying fishing nets and repairing boats. In addition to fishing, agriculture thrived in the fertile basaltic soil of the region.
Roman military personnel were stationed at
under the command of a centurion.
Recent excavations indicate that a military garrison was quartered east of the
town. These mercenary troops enjoyed a complete bath installation and other
excellent facilities. This would have been the residence of the centurion who
built the synagogue in which Jesus taught (Matt 8:1-13; Luke 7:1-10). This
garrison served Harod Antipas, the governor of Capernaum Galilee,
under Roman authority.
Historical and Biblical Significance
After being rejected in His hometown of
Jesus moved with his mother and brothers to , making it the base of His ministry
(Matt 4:12-16). Capernaum
A fourth century synagogue of white limestone stands in
. The foundation
of this synagogue is constructed of black basaltic stone, probably dating to
the first century synagogue built by the Roman centurion who was stationed in
Capernaum (Luke 7:5). At the request of this centurion, and encouraged by the
synagogue elders, Jesus healed the centurion’s servant. Capernaum
Although Peter was born in
(John 1:44), he lived in .
Apparently his move there was related to his marrying a woman of Capernaum (Mark 1:29-30). Capernaum
Jesus healed the paralytic who had been lowered through the roof of the house
in which Jesus had been teaching (Mark 2:1-12). Capernaum
It was in
that the "Beelzebub confrontation" occurred, an event that changed
the focus of Jesus’ subsequent ministry. Capernaum
Tabgha- “Seven Springs” - It is the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (Mark 6:30-46) and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus (John 21:1-24) in Christianity. The Monk Bargil Pixner of the Dormition Abbey helped build the current Church.
Primacy of Peter – (Drive out of Tabgha, turn right, park, go down steps on right) The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, north of the Church of the Multiplication. was built on rocks at the shore of the Sea of Galilee, traditionally considered to be the place where Jesus appeared the fourth time after his resurrection (John 21:1-24), during which, according to Catholic beliefs, Jesus again conferred primacy to Simon Peter.
Jericho - Jericho is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with evidence of settlement dating back to 9000 BC – meaning of the name – RAECH (Fragrance- was major exporter of BALSAM- noted among ancient writers—Theophrastus, Strabo, Pliny—for its medicinal and highly agreeable aromatic qualities.
or YARECH (Lunar).
Jericho is located 258 metres (846 ft) below sea level in
an oasis in Wadi Qelt in the . The nearby spring of Ein es-Sultan produces
1,000 gallons of water per minute (3.8 m3/min), irrigating some 2,500 acres (10
km2) through multiple channels and feeding into the Jordan River, 6 miles (10
km) away. Annual rainfall is 6.4 inches (160 mm), mostly concentrated between
November and February. Jordan
"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of
why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you
into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount
called Olivet, which is from
a sabbath day's journey". Jerusalem
Chapel of the Ascension, The ruins of the chapel is located in the suburb of A-Tur, on the east side of the main road of the top of
Olives, at 830M above sea level.
It is easily accessible, and you can park close to its entrance. Near the Ascension chapel is the Russian
Orthodox Church of the Ascension, which is another traditional site of the
ascension. It is located near a tall tower inside the
building blends the architectural features of the Crusader style with traits
belonging to the Muslim tradition. The chapel rises on the site of an ancient
paleo-Christian sanctuary, near the top of the Mount of Olives. The original building was surrounded by a
double portico forming a circle. Destroyed by the Persians in the 614, it was
rebuilt by the Crusaders in the form of a small, octagonal temple (twelfth
century). Having come under the control
of Muslims, to whom it has belonged since the thirteenth century, the building
was converted into a mosque and completely transformed by walling in the arches
and roofing over the octagon with a little dome of evident Islamic character. On a rock inside
can be seen a footprint which is identified according to Christian tradition as
the print that Jesus (pbuh) left as he ascended to Heaven: "And he led
them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and
blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from
them, and carried up into heaven" (Luke, 24: 50-51). village of A-Tur.The