Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pre-wedding Party in Nazareth

by Steve Ray on September 2, 2010

Janet and I are in Nazareth, as I’ve already shared, and right now we are at the pre-wedding party of 1,000 people — family and friends of the bride and grooms family. We are honored to be guests.

The groom’s family puts on this huge party to welcome the family and friends of the bride (including us). Amer and his family had hosted a party for the groom’s family a few days earlier.

Families are very involved in the weddings to a degree unknown in the West. No wonder divorce and premarital sex is virtually unknown here.

I am posting lots of pictures and videos to

Enjoy! If you gone with us on pilgrimage you will enjoy seeing Amer and his family. Pass it on!

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Running in Israel

by Steve Ray on September 2, 2010

I will add to this over the next few days.

JerusalemJones Just posted a new Running trip, “2010-09-01 Rosh Pina, Galilee”, to @EveryTrail. Check it out here:

Picture below: Overlooking Sea of Galilee.


World Will End Next Year

by Steve Ray on September 2, 2010

You might want to mark this date on your calendar just so you don’t schedule any important events after the end of the world has come :-)

Seriously, it’s always amazing that there are people gullible enough to follow such nut cases in the wake of innumerable false predictions over the last 2,000 years.

I am so grateful for the sanity of the Catholic Church!

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