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April 26th 2017
Published: April 27th 2017
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Today was filled with many different adventures. We started with a delicious kosher buffet. No meats but plenty of taste.

Then we were off to The Sea of Galilee for a boat ride. It was amazing to be on the same water in which Jesus met His Disciples after resurrection. Our boat tour rides were very informative and entertaining. We even partipated in a traditional Israel dance. Then we took a ride to visitthe Mount where Jesus preached the sermon on the mount. There is a octagonal Catholic church that is beautiful to visit. It sits above the area where the sermon happened. Which over looks the Sea of Galilee.

We then visited the temple of Pan with a spring that feeds into the Jordan river. Jesus visited here while it was a place to come and worship idols of Greek gods. This place was held by Syria prior to the 6 dat war, when Israel took it. The Syrians had been shooting into Israel from the heights surrounding.

After all the excercise we were off to Saint Peter's fish dinners for lunch. A nice meal with a head and bones. Gail did great eating with her fingers, but could not look at its face. After we visited the Church of Multiplication which is built on the site where Jesus fed 5000 men and their families with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. We were able to compare the fish we just ate with the fish in the mosaics. Same type of fish! Also, after speaking to one of the interns I found out they are affiliated with the Sisters of Benedictine. I worked with these Sisters in New York.

Moving on to The Church of Peters Primacy.
This church was built to celebrate the miracles of Jesus elevating Peter.

We visited Capernaum where Jesus lived with Peter. We saw the synagogue built there and learned about how people lived. The temple fell because of an earthquake and is being rebuilt by the Franciscan monks.

Dinner at the hotel after a fast paced day, then we walked around Tiberias and found ice cream 😊 Now it is time for bed. Sleep well everyone.

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