Upper Galilee: From Bethsaida to Dan
Bethsaida – home of Sts. Peter, Andrew and Philip (John 1:44), where Jesus healed a blind man (Mark 8:22), with remains of a fisherman’s house, a grape-grower’s house and a street from Jesus’ day, and the huge gateway of the biblical city of Geshur, home of David’s wife Maacah (2 Sam 3:3). A place for prayer and Mass overlooking the Sea of Galilee has been set up here for pilgrims by the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska.
Caesarea Philippi (Banias) – at the headwaters of the Jordan, where Jesus asked his disciples “Who do men say that I am” (Mark 8:27) and gave St. Peter the keys to Heaven (Matt. 16:19). Banias also features the ruins of temples built by Herod and his son Philip (Luke 3:1), and a thundering waterfall.
Dan – a treasure-trove of Old Testament history dating back to Abraham (Gen. 14:14) in a magnificent natural setting that brings alive the biblical verse “a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs” (Deut. 8:7).
Domus Galilaeae – some pilgrims may want to visit this center of the Neo-Catechumenal Way.
Possible venues for Mass: Bethsaida, outdoors at Caesarea Philippi, Domus Galilaeae.