Pilgrims make their way to the Sea of Galilee

Monday March 28th 2011

Monday March 28 was another busy day for the Connor pilgrims in the Holy Land as they moved from Jerusalem to Tiberias.

En route they visited the beautiful church at Abu Guosh, site of Emmaus, before heading to the Mediterranean coast to the Roman capital of Caesarea, where a movie showed how spectacular the city had once been, and where the pilgrims had a chance to visit the ruins, restored amphitheatre and aqueduct, and even paddle in the sea.

With temperatures considerably warmer than the early days of the pilgrimage, the views at the city of Haifi were stunning, and here the pilgrims lunched at the Stella Maris Carmelite convent on Mount Carmel.

In the afternoon they called into the port of Acre, the Crusader capital, where they saw more well preserved buildings from the crusader era and had a chance to walk though some underground tunnels from a bygone age.

They also called into the Pasha al-Jezzar Mosque, one of the three largest in Israel.

The pilgrims’ final destination was the Ron Beach Hotel, which is located on the Sea of Galilee, and they will be based here for three days before their return journey home on Friday April 1.

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