Author Archives: Father M

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The cross, holy, land

There is much about this part of the Middle East that is important to three  large world religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is also home to many secular Jews and others. In some parts of the country, people

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The cross, holy, land

There is much about this part of the Middle East that is important to three  large world religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is also home to many secular Jews and others. In some parts of the country, people

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Tiberias waterfront

Monday was our final morning on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. It offered a glorious sunrise. We celebrated Eucharist by the sea (and pool). And after another fantastic and filling breakfast we packed our bags. Whilst waiting for

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Tiberias waterfront

Monday was our final morning on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. It offered a glorious sunrise. We celebrated Eucharist by the sea (and pool). And after another fantastic and filling breakfast we packed our bags. Whilst waiting for

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No wine at the wedding

on the way back from Nazareth to our hotel in Tiberias we stopped at Cana, where Christ attended a wedding and rather reluctantly performed the first miracle recorded in St John’s gospel.   This is a stone jar, and hitch

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No wine at the wedding

on the way back from Nazareth to our hotel in Tiberias we stopped at Cana, where Christ attended a wedding and rather reluctantly performed the first miracle recorded in St John’s gospel.   This is a stone jar, and hitch

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Christ Church concelebration

We joined in with the ‘normal’ Sunday service at Nazareth’s Anglican – Christ Church. (There was another tour group visiting from Oxford, and a Canadian group) so it was pretty full. The Right Reverend John Pritchard, the former Bishop of

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Christ Church concelebration

We joined in with the ‘normal’ Sunday service at Nazareth’s Anglican – Christ Church. (There was another tour group visiting from Oxford, and a Canadian group) so it was pretty full. The Right Reverend John Pritchard, the former Bishop of

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Joseph was from Narareth too

Let us not forget Joseph.                       

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Joseph was from Narareth too

Let us not forget Joseph.                       

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The Annunciation – at work

We awake to a new day, our theme being the annunciation. So we journeyed to Nazareth, home to Joseph and Mary. The Orthodox Church holds that the annunciation occurred when Mary was collecting water from the town’s well. We first

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The Annunciation – at work

We awake to a new day, our theme being the annunciation. So we journeyed to Nazareth, home to Joseph and Mary. The Orthodox Church holds that the annunciation occurred when Mary was collecting water from the town’s well. We first

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Row, row, row your boat

Well no rowing was involved, fortunately, by we did have the pleasure of crossing the Sea of Galilee in a boat.            Half way across, the captain stopped the engines so that we could pray together on the silent lake.

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Row, row, row your boat

Well no rowing was involved, fortunately, by we did have the pleasure of crossing the Sea of Galilee in a boat.            Half way across, the captain stopped the engines so that we could pray together on the silent lake.