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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 4

 
Bethsaida
Caesarea Philippi (Banias)
Dan Nature Reserve
Dan Nature Reserve

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.

Catholic Interest Itineraries - a 10 Day Tour