Friday, December 4, 2020

Ultimate Run thru Jerusalem with Steve

by Steve Ray on December 4, 2020

Want to go on a pilgrimage all around Jerusalem on foot? Back in 2011 when my knees were still strong I took off through all the holy biblical sites and documented them with videos and pictures.

The iPhone technology was not as good in 2011 as it is today, but it was an exciting 3-hour, 6.5 miles run through Jerusalem and surroundings to introduce you to the holy sites.

Join me in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, including Calvary, the Tomb, the place Judas hanged himself, Gethsemane, the place St. Stephen was stoned, top of Mount of Olives, Pool of Siloam, Western Wall, Upper Room, the tomb where Mary was buried, and a whole lot more.

This is a fun and informative, biblical and spiritual adventure running through Jerusalem. Due to limitations with YouTube, it is divided into three 8 minute videos. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Part 1 of 3: From Notre Dame Center to Mount Zion, Western Wall and Pool of Siloam…

Part 2 of 3: From Pool of Siloam to Mary’s birthplace at St. Ann’s Church…

Part 3 of 3: From Via Dolorosa, through the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, other sites and finally back to Notre Dame Center.

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steves weddingSeems like a long time ago. Seems like yesterday. I loved her then. I love her more now. Little did we know what we were getting started, but we had every intention of getting it started.

We look back with joy at what God has done in our lives including our four great kids with their spouses and all the 18 grandkids.

God is good and we now set our sights on the next 44 years. My parents were married 73 years so we intend to do the same, Lord willing.

Cindy BabyThe first picture is our wedding and the second picture is us with little Cindy a year and a half later (yeah, I used to have hair :-) and the thirds is us at the site of .John Wayne’s “The Quiet Man” movie in Ireland a bit ago.

Happy Anniversary Janet!

 

 

 

 

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Biden, Politics and the Eucharist

by Steve Ray on December 4, 2020

downloadBIDEN AND COMMUNION  Russell Shaw writes about the controversy with Joe Biden receiving Communion. “People who think pro-choice Catholic politicians like President-elect Joe Biden shouldn’t be given Communion are often accused of politicizing the sacrament.

But the real politicizers are the accusers, who introduce politics into the discussion. The accused aren’t motivated by politics but by reverence for the Blessed Sacrament, much as St. Paul was in cautioning the Christians of Corinth against receiving it unworthily,” Shaw writes.  READ the whole story at CatholicVote.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK  “When bishops publicly announce their willingness to give Communion to Mr. Biden, without clearly teaching the gravity of his facilitating the evil of abortion (and his approval of same-sex relationships), they do a serious disservice to their brother bishops and their people.” — Archbishop Charles Chaput, archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia  LINK

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