Monthly Archives: March 2019

Israel during Lent – Day 7 from Jeff

Day 7. Talk About Intense! The Temple Mount !  It is controlled by the Palestinian Authority with a huge Mosque and Giant Muslim Shrine of Gold on it!   Herod’s temple was twice as high as the Dome. Incredible! Before Jesus … Continue reading

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Israel during Lent – Day 7 from Ursula

We were set loose in the Old City of Jerusalem for 2.5 hours today, and one of my wanderings took me to a Coptic Church. It was incredible to recognize Kyrie Elaison sung in an unfamiliar tune. The Church of … Continue reading

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Israel During Lent – Day 6 from Jeff

DAY 6. Judea. God Forsaken.  Those are the first words that came to my mind this morning as we entered the Judean wilderness/desert.  We traveled south along the western shore of the Dead Sea and, wow, is that sea and … Continue reading

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Israel During Lent – Day 6

This is from Ursula Rice… Quote of the day: “super chutzpah” Even though this phrase was used by our driver, David, at the end of the day as we were trying to get to the unloading zone at our Dead … Continue reading

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Israel during Lent – Day 5

Day 5 Departed Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee for Gideon’s Spring, where Gideon wondered out loud, if God is supposed to be with us where is he since we’re hopelessly surrounded by Midianites?  God’s response?   I’m here, I’m with … Continue reading

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Israel during Lent – Day 4

Day 4  The “Mount of Beatitudes” where Jesus gave his “Sermon on the Mount”.    There we listened to a testimony of one of our group explaining his healing from an inoperable brain tumor!  Recalling Matthew 6:33 where Jesus implores … Continue reading

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Israel during Lent – day 3

Day 3  After overnighting in Netanya overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, we took off for Caesarea in the Sea, the location of one of Herod’s magnificent palaces, his Roman theater and his Roman Hippodrome, his racetrack for chariots and later place … Continue reading

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Israel during Lent – Day 2

This is from Ursula Rice who lives in Moscow, Russia and is a member of the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy.  She will be posting periodically as well as Jeff Lampl. We all made it in one piece with all of our … Continue reading

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Israel during Lent – Day 2

DAY TWO! Arrival Moscow 8:00 am-ish Moscow time. Immediately boarded a another big but smaller Aeroflot plane for Tel Aviv. Add it all up plus getting to JFK and that means a lot of tired but really excited pilgrims who … Continue reading

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Israel during Lent 2019 – Day -1

7:45 am Bus was late!  Hope we make it!   Holy Land here we come.  First stop Strasburg Pres. then JFK, then Moscow, Russia, then Tel Aviv!   Then immediately to Joppa where Jonah tried to run from God and where Peter … Continue reading

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