Thursday 9 February 2012

Roger in Israel

Do pray for Roger and his friend Mick who are in Israel for a few days.  They have an amazing programme and are travelling with Shoresh.

These are Roger's first couple of updates:

Tuesday 1324:
At Heathrow about to take off at 1420.

Tuesday 1913:
Just landed in Cyprus!  Problem at Tel Aviv!  Don't know what happens next!
Golan Heights

Wednesday 2200:
I'm now staying overnight on the shores of Galilee, having travelled from Tel Aviv, Joppa, Mount Gilboa and Beth Shean.  We go to the Golan Heights and Caesarea Philippi tomorrow (Thursday).

Thursday 1033:
Just visited synagogue remains in Golan.  Rabbis when teaching would have encouraged "tweeting".  That's how folk learn by questions and interaction!  My Weston vicar is entirely biblical!

For the next few days this is their programme:
Thursday 09: Golan Heights - Katzrin - toward Mt. Hermon - Caesarea Philippi - nature reserve of Dan

Friday 10: Cities of Chorazin and Capernaum - Mount of beatitudes - fish lunch - contemplative time by the shores of the lake - Kibbutz Ginossar - sail on lake

Saturday 11: Biblical city of Beth Shean - Kibbutz Alfa - overlook of Jericho - Jerusalem

Sunday 12: Worship at Christ Church Jerusalem - Tower of David - museum - evening worship at King of Kings

Monday 13: Christ Church heritage centre - Yad VaShem - Jerusalem model - optional walk on the walls of the Old City

Tuesday 14: Temple mount - Western Wall - tunnels under the Western Wall plaza - Jewish Quarter - excavations at the southern wall - Jewish Passover Seder meal

Wednesday 15: Judean wilderness - oasis of En Gedi - Dead Sea - meeting with Director of Palestinian Bible Society

Thursday 16: visit a tomb from the time of Jesus - Mount of Olives to Gethsemane - Antonia Fortress - Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Garden tomb

Friday 17: Fly home

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