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Nov 18, 2008: Across the Sea of Galilee

    Day's Itinerary
  • Cruise across the Sea of Galilee (8:15)
  • Midway flag ceremony (8:39)
  • Yigal Allon Centre (Ancient boat) (10:41)
  • Mt of the Beatitudes (10:54)
  • Heptapegon (12:31)
  • Lunch at En Gev (14:15)
  • Capernaum (14:41)
  • Tiberias (15:38)
  • Baptism at the Jordan River (15:51)

Here are the tracks of our boat ride across the Sea of Galilee

Early moon

nov 18 1563 moon

Tiberias waking up

    Place: Sailed (East to West) in Sea of Galilee to Ancient boat gallery museum )
  • Observation: Fresh water Sea of Galilee is 22km by 12km and 675 feet below sea level. It is harp shape surrounded by beautiful mountains and valleys on all sides, raised Singapore flag in a calm sea and blue sky. Tour museum on ancient boat discovered
  • Worship & meditation: Songs and quiet moment
  • Reflection: Jesus is Lord of nature
nov 18 1570 tiberious

Kibbutz harbor

nov 18 1572 kibbutz harbor

Our boat

nov 18 1573 our boat

Vered - our guide

nov 18 1578 vered

I like this shot - the transparency of the wings agains the pale sky

nov 18 1589 gull wings

Cheryl

nov 18 1597 cheryl

Cheryl and Denise - on her birthday

nov 18 1602 cheryl birthday girl

Hui Tze

nov 18 1617 pox girl

Stephen teaching

nov 18 1629 stephen teaching

Stephen teaching

nov 18 1632 stephen teaching

Our flag ceremony

nov 18 1644 israel singapore

Vered

nov 18 1651 vered

Denise hiding between her parents

nov 18 1656 joy denise

Energy

nov 18 1664 energy

Bernard

nov 18 1671  cc singing

Wai See

nov 18 1672 wai see

CC

nov 18 1681 cc

Wai May and her mom

nov 18 1687 wai may mom

Balancing act

nov 18 1691 balancing act

Seagull takeoff

nov 18 1704 seagull takeoff

Ellen demonstrating Greek line dancing

nov 18 1711 ellen line dancing

Crop spraying

nov 18 1726 crop dusting

More

nov 18 1728 crop spraying

Another look

nov 18 1729 crop sprayer

nov 18 1730 crop spraying

Ancient fishing boat

nov 18 1738 fishing boat

at the Yigal Allon center

nov 18 1741 yigal allon boat

    Place: Church of Beatitude
  • Observation: beautiful Roman Catholic Church and compound on "mount of beatitude." The church was built in 1936-8 is octagonal representing the 8 beatitudes from Sermon on the Mount. Vintage point overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Many groups of visitors in church going through displays. Had good devotion and personal quiet time and offering too
  • Teaching 8: Bible ref: Matthew 5: 1-12
  • Principle 8: God requires inward as well as outward purity of love
On to the Beatitudes Church - Stephen teaching

nov 18 1751 stephen teaching

Beatitudes Church

nov 18 1762 beattitudes church

Ceiling

nov 18 1763 beattitudes ceiling

Church

nov 18 1774 beattitude church

Stephen teaching

nov 18 1777 stephen teaching

Sea of Galilee

nov 18 1783 sea of galilee

    Place: Tabgha: (Greek "Heptapegon" meaning "seven springs" (Church of the Primacy of St. Peter)
  • Observation: Located at North Western shore of Galilee. Name comes from the Greek "Heptapegon", which means "seven springs", but corrupted into the Arabic name, Tabgha. According to tradition, Jesus fed the multitude in the place. There is an ancient church with mosaic floor- 2 loaves and 5 fishes pictured.
  • Teaching 7: Bible ref: Matthew 14:19-21
  • Principle 7: Jesus is the bread of life for those who seek Him
Next, the Heptapegon church (7 springs)

nov 18 1825 heptapegon church

Inside

nov 18 1793 heptapegon church

nov 18 1801 church

Mosaic

nov 18 1805 mosaic nov 18 1806 mosaic

nov 18 1810 mosaic nov 18 1817 mosaic

nov 18 1814 mosaic Columns inside the church

nov 18 1822 columns

Lunch at En Gev - St. Peter fish and other yummies

nov 18 1832 lunch

St. Peter fish

nov 18 1833 st peter fish

Capharnaum

nov 18 1838 capharnaum

Greeting

nov 18 1839 statue

The city site

nov 18 1844 city

A structure

nov 18 1847 structure

More of the structure

nov 18 1848 structure

Column inscription

nov 18 1849 inscription

Stephen teaching

nov 18 1856 stephen teaching

    Place: River Jordan Baptism site of Yardenit
  • Observation: Crowded with many queued for water baptism. We had 12 members baptised. The oldest 70years and youngest 7 years. One family unit of 4 went through the baptism
  • Recall Bible ref: Matthew Mark 1:9-11 (Jesus' baptism)
  • Reflection: The Holy Spirit anoints the behaviour for services
Then on to the Jordan River - Steven, CC and me

nov 18 1865 me

Immersion

nov 18 1867 me immersion

The Jordan river

nov 18 1901 jordan

Bye to the Jordan

nov 18 1905 bye bye

Hi to Tiberias

nov 18 1913 tiberias evening

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