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Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Spring Returns to the Jesus Trail

It is winter in the Galilee. This morning as I looked out my window I smiled to see the gray sky showering rain down on all the dusty land around. Green pops up so soon after the rains begin. Swaths of grass roll themselves out on the hills around Nazareth. And in only a day […]

Mission: Hike the Jesus Trail with 1st-Century Clothing, Food & Shelter

We, Philip & Betsy, are planning a 3-day hike, February 14-16, 2011 to better understand the life, teachings, and world of Jesus of Nazareth by traveling his route from Nazareth to Capernaum (Matthew 4:13) while recreating, as authentically as we can, 1st-century life and travel in the Galilee. Before beginning, we will spend an afternoon […]

Introducing the Galilee Hiking Club

The Jesus Trail team is excited to announce the launching of the Galilee Hiking Club, a chance for virtually anyone to get a taste of trekking through northern Israel’s back country. Starting every Thursday and Sunday (and probably some Saturdays), groups will meet up at the Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth and head out on […]

The Journey of the Magi

Most of us grew up singing “The 12 Days of Christmas.”  The archaic gifts in the story played with our childish imaginations, but most of us probably had only a vague idea of it’s meaning.  Although the song is English (or perhaps French) in origin, the song’s rich gifting harks back to the first Christmas […]

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