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Catholic Interest Itineraries - a 10 Day Tour

Nazareth

Follow the footsteps of Jesus in a tour of the Holy Land: walk the Via Dolorosa, visit Nazareth and wet your feet in the Sea of Galilee. A spiritual experience to remember.

 
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Day 1

 
Jaffa
Roman aqueduct in Caesarea
Carmelite Monastery of Mukhraka
Akko (Acre)

From Jaffa to the Sea of Galilee

 

Jaffa – where St. Peter had his vision on the rooftop of the House of Simon the tanner (Acts 10:32), raised Tabitha from the dead (Acts 9:36); Jonah set sail to Tarshish (Jonah 1:3) and King Solomon built his port (2 Chron. 2:16) on the Mediterranean.

 

Caesarea – the magnificent ruins of Herod’s showcase port city continue the story of St. Peter, with his conversion of Cornelius’ household (Acts 10:24). Caesarea is also the scene of St. Paul’s imprisonment (Acts 23:35), his appearance before King Agrippa and his departure for Rome (Acts 25:13-26:32). It figures centrally in the history of early Christianity as home to the Church father Eusebius.

 

The Carmelite Monastery of Mukhraka – where Elijah called down fire from Heaven (1 Kings 18:19-39). After this miracle, a great drought ended with the appearance of a small cloud over the sea (1 Kings 18:44), a pre-figuring of St. Mary.

 

Acre – called Ptolemais when St. Paul visited it (Acts 21:7), a gem of the medieval world, with its Knights Halls, fishermen’s port, Turkish Bath Museum, bazaar and ramparts overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Possible venues for Mass: Church of St. Peter in Jaffa, Carmelite Monastery of Mukhraka; Franciscan Church in Acre.

 

 

 

 

Catholic Interest Itineraries - a 10 Day Tour