Today, we began our exploration of Galilee at the Mount of the Beatitudes, where a lovely small church is set in a garden on the top of a hill. Coming down to the shore of the Sea of Galilee,  we celebrated the Eucharist at an outdoor chapel on the shore. What a beautiful spring day, with a light haze over the water. The excavations at Magdala were fascinating, along with the new church that has incorporated some of the newly uncovered ancient town marketplace. The church is dedicated to the ministry of women, and ironically we female Anglican priests were not permitted to celebrate in it. Here are photos of these places

The Church of the Beatitudes
Our driver Niall
Mosaics at the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes
A chapel at Magdala
Sailing on a "Jesus" boat

and our group on a boat on the water.

Feeding the birds

One thought on “Galilee

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s