Cruise Day 4: Ephesus & Island of Patmos

October 23, 2018

Today is one of my favorite days of the cruise along with Corinth which we visited two days ago. Today we visit Ephesus where Paul lived for two years and where the 4th Ecumenical Council took place. We start our time in Ephesus by going to Mary’s House on the side of the mountain. She […]

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St. Paul Walks Passed the Brothal

October 23, 2018

Every time I visit Ephesus I show my tour group my favorite things in this ancient city. We are here today with 80 pilgrims. We filmed here for our Paul and Mary DVDs and have brought groups here on numerous occasions. One of my favorite things to show people in Ephesus is the Billboard for […]

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Boarding the Ship, Mass on High Seas and Mykonos Greece

October 22, 2018

After a great two days in Athens and Corinth this morning we boarded our ship, the Olympia. We headed out into the Mediterranean Sea and set course for Mykonos or everyone will have the evening to enjoy and explore the island. We also had Mass on the ship. The homily was marvelous — and you […]

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Free Timeline of the 1st Century

October 22, 2018

The past is shrouded in a fog for most people. What was really going on in the 1st century during and after the live of Christ and the birth of the Catholic Church? Here is a simple Timeline of First Century Christianity. I created this to give you an overview on one page. I created the […]

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Corinth All Day! One of my favorite days of the cruise

October 21, 2018

This is one of my favorite days of the cruise. Corinth is such a fabulous biblical site. We filmed here extensively for our documentary “Paul, Contending for Faith.” St.Paul lived here for 18 months and wrote them at least three letters. It was an immoral city and in literature to “corinthianize” meant to corrupt. A […]

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Stones Cry Out: Does Archaeology Support the Bible?

October 21, 2018

Today we are in Corinth where St. Paul lived for 18 months. Every time I come here with my groups I give one of my favorite short talks on the truth of Scripture and the Catholic Faith. You can watch my 10-minute talk below. Recently I did an interview I did with Tim Staples which you […]

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Athens! Group Arrives to Climb Acropolis, See Parthenon & St. Paul’s Mars Hill

October 20, 2018

The majority of our group arrived at 1:30 PM at the Athens International Airport. Quick tour of Athens before climbing the Acropolis to see the Parthenon. My favorite place in Athens is Mars Hill (Aereopagus) which is mentioned in the Bible, book of Acts chapter 17 where St. Paul gives a presentation to the Aereopogites. […]

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Free St. Paul Timeline – We are in Ephesus today

October 19, 2018

Since we are starting our St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise today, I thought I would share here a copy of my Timeline on St. Paul’s life and writings. Enjoy! Please print and share. Also get a copy of my DVD Paul, Contending for the Faith below filmed in 6 countries. Full study guide included.

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Full Last Day: Via Dolorosa, Calvary, Western Wall, Shroud, Roof of Jerusalem

October 18, 2018

A full last day. The Via Dolorosa to Calvary, from Calvary we took a tour of the Holy Sepulcher and Mass in the Crusaders Chapel (homily here). Back for breakfast and a visit to the Western Wall before Lunch at Rossini’s. Everyone always enjoys a free afternoon to go see what they wanna see, take […]

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What Does this Wood Carving Mean?

October 18, 2018

When I went to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor Michigan the other day for a visit, I stopped by to pray at the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. In front of the chapel was this wood carving. I also, like all of you, sat in front of it puzzled. Who are the women; what’s in […]

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Is Faith Alone the Basis for the Final Judgment?

October 17, 2018

Is Faith Alone the Basis for the Final Judgment?  By Steve Ray Dear Jerry: I had no intention of writing you again this soon but after having dinner with your brother the other day and picking up a copy of a booklet you gave him entitled Studies In Contrasts: The Doctrine of Salvation (by Herb Vander […]

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Camels, Dead Sea, Qumran, Jericho, Jordan River and more…

October 17, 2018

Exciting fun day! Camels and Dead Sea are enough to make it a fun day. Homily at Notre Dame here. See Jerusalem in miniature. Feet in Jordan River and floating in Dead Sea. These Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre are having a great time and the best Catholic experience […]

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Our Equestrian Order Group with Bishop of Jerusalem

October 17, 2018

We had a meeting in the Latin Patriarchate and this is our group after our audience with the bishop.  All of the Knights and Ladies received their Pilgrimage Shells at the hands of the bishop.  

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Wow! What a Day! Mass at Gethsemane, Equestrian Oder meets Jerusalem Bishop, Solemn Entry into Tomb…

October 16, 2018

There’s no way to capsulate all that we did today. And, we did it at a time when Israel is more crowded than we’ve ever seen it in 20 years. Buses everywhere people, people everywhere, not one room is available in any hotel in Jerusalem. But we did what we came to do. We had […]

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Atheism Rationally Explained :-)

October 16, 2018

ATHEISM: The belief that there was absolutely nothing and nothing happened to nothing and then nothing magically exploded for no reason, creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason whatsoever into self-replicating bits of random stuff thrown together by chance which then turned into dinosaurs who crawled out of […]

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All Day Bethlehem!

October 15, 2018

What a great day, all day, in Bethlehem! The Church of Nativity, buying olive wood carvings, supporting the local Christians, visiting a Catholic school, Mass in Shepherds Field (Fr.Richard’s homily), authentic food from Bethlehem, and dinner and dancing. Enjoy the day as you join us!

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