Tuesday, 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 Mass at Gethsemane (short homily here) and went to the top of the Mount of Olives and then to meet the Bishop of Jerusalem. All of the knights and ladies of the Holy Sepulcher received their caps on pilgrimage Shells!

We then had lunch and a Jewish kibbutz before visiting the sites on Mount Zion including my talk “The Story of Salvation from Adam and Eve until Today“, the Upper Room and Abby of the Dormitionon where Mary fell asleep.

Then the crown jewel of the day… We had the Solemn Entry into the Tomb of Christ. We did not have to wait in line but were escorted in by the Franciscans directly to the tomb where all of us were able to enter and pray. Then jubilant we all went back for dinner. Enjoy!


Atheism Rationally Explained :-)

by Steve Ray on 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 the muck. Makes perfect sense to me.

And then you came along…