I couldn’t blog for a while because there was not easy internet access at St. Catherine’s monastery. (Go figure.) Regardless, St. Catherine’s was incredible. Many of us climbed Sinai, attended the Greek Orthodox service, and took a brief tour of the monastery sanctuary.
We made our way into Israel yesterday and spent the night in Bethlehem. Today we went to the old city of Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethesemane, and the Church of the Nativity! Needless to say, we didn’t tarry in any one place.
Everyone is pretty tired but in good spirits. We’re dealing more with Palestinian/Israeli relations tomorrow. So, more to come….