Israel Study Tour with Calvary Church of Santa Ana

Feb 21 - Mar 4, 2022

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Trip Blog Posts

Day 09 - Hezekiah's Tunnel, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum), Farewell Dinner

posted on Thursday Mar 03 2022 at 10:00 pm UTC

We started our last day in Israel with happy hearts! Bright and early we were sloshing through Hezekiah’s tunnels below the City of David. We caravanned through narrow pitch black tunnels that connect the city to a precious water source. Seeing Jesus as the source of living water was so evident...

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Day 08 - St. Anne's, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Southern Steps

posted on Wednesday Mar 02 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Second to last day in the Holy Land happened to be Ash Wednesday! We started by lifting our voices in St. Anne’s Cathedral for all of Jerusalem to hear (whether they wanted to or not). We remembered the story of the paralyzed man in the pools of Bethesda and how being made well alters your identity. We...

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Day 07 - Temple Mount, Rabbinic Tunnels, Western Wall, Herodium, Bethlehem, Johnny's (shopping)

posted on Wednesday Mar 02 2022 at 1:00 am UTC

The iconic Temple Mount is where our day began. This site holds significance for Christians, Muslims, and Jewish peoples, with the center point identified as the rock where Abraham sacrificed Isaac. We remembered that this holy place was for gathering, offering sacrifice, and seeking atonement. We experienced...

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Day 06 - Beth Shean, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Tuesday Mar 01 2022 at 1:00 am UTC

After our final bungalow breakfast in Galilee, we began our day with a brisk morning hike in Beth She’an in the Decapolis. We imagined what the young disciples would have been thinking as we journeyed along what would have been a heavily traveled route in biblical times.   We surveyed...

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Day 05 - Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

posted on Sunday Feb 27 2022 at 5:00 pm UTC

Golan Heights is where our fifth day in Israel began. We had an immersive experience in ancient Jewish town, costumes and all. We had our teaching in an astonishingly intact ancient home, where we were able to visualize the story in Mark where the paralyzed man was lowered through the roof to Jesus....

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Day 04 - Mount Arbel, Capernaum, Chorazin, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride

posted on Sunday Feb 27 2022 at 1:00 am UTC

Today was a big day out on the Sea of Galilee. We were concerned about being out in the rain and storm but we ended up being blessed with a cool but mostly dry day enjoying all the sites around the northern shore of the lake. We started with hearing the Sermon on the Mount read in a beautiful spot much...

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Day 03 - Part 2 in the Negev Desert

posted on Friday Feb 25 2022 at 10:00 pm UTC

Day three (already?!) began with our departure from the Dead Sea, heading North and stopping in Ein Gedi. This treasured oasis is strewn with acacia trees and brush, has a substantial water supply, and even a tribe of Ibek goats that roam the premises who were surprisingly not scared of humans. Here...

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Day 02 - Part 1 in the Negev Desert

posted on Thursday Feb 24 2022 at 5:00 pm UTC

We are a bit more settled in today after our crazy travel adventures following a delayed flight. Most of our group seemed to get a little better sleep and then we woke up early excited to take on the new day.    The morning started with a bountiful breakfast buffet at our Dead Sea hotel....

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Day 01 - Shephelah Region

posted on Thursday Feb 24 2022 at 1:00 am UTC

Shalom friends! We made it to Israel after nearly 24 hours of travel, and had our first day of touring on only a few hours of sleep. We awoke in Kiriath-Jearim, eager to explore some ancient practices and aspects of life in Bible times. We learned about how olive oil and wine were processed, ritual cleansing...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Jan 27 2022 at 9:15 pm UTC

Our trip will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family, to not only bring you along...

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