From Armageddon to Nazareth
Megiddo – with ramparts, temples, dwellings and a water system that made it one of the greatest cities of the ancient Near East, Megiddo became a regional capital of King Solomon (1 Kings 9:15), and is the New Testament’s Armageddon (Rev. 16:16).
Mount Tabor – crowned by the magnificent Church of the Transfiguration with its brilliant mosaics, this mountain is also the scene of gathering of the forces of Barak and Deborah (Judges 4:6).
Nain – a charming church graces this picturesque village where Jesus raised the widow’s son from the dead (Luke 7:11-15).
Cana – on the outskirts of Nazareth, here Jesus performed the first miracle, changing water into wine (John 2:1-11), with the Wedding Church and the Church of Nathanael (John 21:2).
Nazareth – beautiful churches now grace Jesus’ boyhood home, including Mensa Christi in an old residential quarter, the Synagogue Church in the market, St. Gabriel’s Church over the ancient spring, the Church of St. Joseph, and the jewel in the crown, the Basilica of the Annunciation, with its magnificent representations of Mary from around the world.
Possible venues for Mass: the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Church of St. Joseph, Cana, Mount Tabor, Nain.