Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Places I visited in Israel

On my trip to Israel I visited many places that we read about in the bible, It was an awesome experience. Here are some of the places, they are not in the order in which I visited

This is the place where Jesus perform His first Miracle, this is the actual spot and this church is build over it.

The Church of Annunciation - where the angel told Mary she will be the mother of Jesus

Bethlehem - The birthplace of Jesus

The Church of the Nativity - where Jesus was born

The Church of Flagellation

The Church of Condemnation - Here He was thrown into a pit after He was arrested, ( I actually went into the pit)

The Room in which they had the Last Supper. The is a window from that room.

The Church of St. Anne (Mary's mother)

Statue of St Anne and Mary as a child

The church on the mount of the Beatitudes with it beautiful gardens

The garden of Gesthemane.

A 2000 year old tree in which Zacheaus climb in to see Jesus in Jericho

Jordan River in which he was baptized.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchure

The Garden Tomb where many believe is the burial and Resurrection site of the Lord.
The Dead Sea, it is not a sea but actually a lake, so called because there are no living thing in it because of its high salt content. I also visited Masada, where King Herod build his mount Fortress.
Where He told Peter "Upon this rock I will build my church

Friday, November 14, 2008

From my trip continues

Next we visited their underground water system which they on longer use.

This is what the animals would eat from. (Baby Jesus laid in one for a crib)

Behind me is a silo in which grain was stored to feed the city.

Next stop was Megiddo, We went into the old city. This is a model of the city

From my trip continues

Then off we went, stopped at the old aqueduct and stepped into the Mediterranean sea.

I left NY JFK on Tuesday, 10/28 at 9:30pm, got to my hotel in Tiberias on Wednesday 10/29 at 10:pm. Had dinner and settled in for the night. Wake up call was 6:30 am on Thursday, dressed, breakfast (buffet) and on the buss by 8:30 to meet out tour guide. Our first stop was Ceseara where went into the old theater, the view was breath taking.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Back from my Trip.

Well I am back from my trip to Israel. What an experience? Let me just say the experience was awesome! I walked where Jesus walked. Touch the place where was crucified, went into the tomb he laid in, went in the pit he was put in after he was arrested, sail on the sea of Galilee.

I have lots to tell and pictures to show, but I have to spend some time writing and organizing what I want to share.