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A Ladder Sits At A Church Window

A Ladder At The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Located in the northwest quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem is a church erected on the most sacred site in Christianity. It sits against a hill known as Calvary or Golgotha where Jesus was crucified. Within the church dating back to the forth century is […]

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The Middle East

Highlights Of A Day In Jerusalem

Looking for Jesus in Jerusalem Gethsemane, a garden across the Kidron Valley on the Mount of Olives, a mile-long ridge paralleling eastern Jerusalem, where Jesus is said to have prayed on the night of his arrest before his Crucifixion. Though the exact location of Gethsemane cannot be confirmed, Armenian, Greek, Latin, and Russian churches have […]

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Cruise Ports of Call Cruising The Middle East

Israel’s Ports Of Call

Visiting The Cruise Ports Of Call In Israel There are 116 miles of Mediterranean coast in western Israel stretching from Lebanon in the north to the Gaza Strip in the south. The two major ports of call for cruise ships are Ashdod just north of Gaza and Haifa another 70 miles north. Ashdod is within […]

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Photo Gallery The Middle East

Images On Jerusalem’s Streets

Photographic impressions from our travels… The light is stark and the sky is a flawless expanse of bright blue. The streets and alleys of old Jerusalem are a maze, alive and teaming with people. Jews, Muslims and Christians alike are drawn to these narrow streets, each seeking to find and feel the presence of God. […]

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Finding Jesus In Jerusalem

Going to Jerusalem and visiting the historic places associated with Jesus’ last days. Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, The Way of the Cross – Via Dolorosa, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the room of the Last Supper