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My journal entry continues describing one Sunday in 1988 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Last month I wrote about Mass in Galilee, celebrated in Aramaic and Arabic, the closest language to that which Jesus spoke.
After Mass at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Ibillin with Fr. Chacour, our lunch at a Kibbutz was St. Peter’s fish, found only in the Sea of Galilee. We looked forward to the boat trip across the Sea of Galilee, as a peaceful time of reflection, sailing to the middle of the lake. From there we would see many of the places where Jesus taught and lived around the lake. In quiet meditation, we might imagine him walking on water or preaching from Peter’s boat. Continue reading