Mediterranean / Aegean Sea Day 12 (5) Israel Sea Law _ Travels

August 19, 2013 The fourth leg: The cruise ship departed from Ashdod at 11 o’clock on the evening before landing at 77MM (140KM) at 7:00 pm in Haiti, Israel. Haifa Haifa is Israel’s third largest city, west of the Mediterranean Sea, back to the Carmel Hill, 90 km north of Tel Aviv.
Haifa port

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From the Carmel Hill overlooking the sea and the harbor, we can see our boat parked in the harbor.

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In the exit hall of the cruise ship, there are a lot of soliciting leases, waiting for you to ask, they take the initiative to Lan business, we had intended to take their own bus to the port near the Carmel Hill Bahá’í Garden to play a few hours , But at the door can not withstand the entanglement of several drivers, temporary change of the idea, it is recommended to take us to Haifa around several attractions, after some bargaining, chartered by the 250 euro asking price cut to 150 Europe, three people 5 hours stroke.
The first attraction of Nazareth Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus, is Israel’s largest Arab-dominated city, 46 kilometers east of Haifa.
Nazarene street

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Israel’s pilgrimage and main tourist spots have three signs of the language — Hebrew, Arabic, English.

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The Basilica of the Annunciation. The entrance of the staff stopped us, the original daughter wearing shorts, but the knee shorts and skirts and strapless coat can not enter, we have to go to the entrance next to a small room mortgage passport borrowed a black cloth , Made into a long package skirt was able to enter.
Into the angel to celebrate the church to see the statue of the Virgin Mary.


Angel Annunciation Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of the Church;

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The church side, now the church was built in 1914.


Angel Annunciation Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of the Church;

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Inside the church


Angel Annunciation Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of the Church;

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The Gospels described in Jesus’ Fathers of the Virgin Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth. The angel Gabriel went to Mary to tell her that she would be pregnant by the Holy Spirit, and that she would be the savior, and that Jesus grew up after her birth. Today’s Nazareth belongs to the most important pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where the legendary Mary’s House and the messenger’s angel are located.


Angel Annunciation Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of the Church;


Angel Annunciation Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of the Church;


Angel Annunciation Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of the Church;

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Outside the church


Angel Annunciation Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of the Church;

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Under the church was Joseph’s woodworking room.


Angel Annunciation Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of the Church;


Angel Annunciation Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of the Church;

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Nazareth’s market

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Our driver a Jew, bought olive fruit.

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After leaving Nazareth to the north of Ten kilometers of Cana, the Bible mentioned the first miracle of Jesus – the funeral of Cana was here.

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Built in 1885 the Canaan Orthodox Church


Orthodox Church


Orthodox Church


Orthodox Church


Orthodox Church


Orthodox Church

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The Gospel of John says that Jesus and his disciples participated in a Jewish wedding held in Canaan. When the owner’s wine was exhausted, Jesus’ mother, Mary, did not mention the name in John’s gospel, told Jesus that “they had no wine.” Jesus replied, “What is the relationship with me and me?” My mother has said to my servant, “He told you what you were doing.” Jesus ordered the servant to fill the empty stone with water. They did so, and Jesus told them to scoop some of the water and give it to the chief waitress. When the waiter tasted, the water had become wine, and he did not know what Jesus had done. Then he said to the groom, the groom violated the feast on the first wine on the custom, the wine left to the last on. This is the first miracle that Jesus did, to show his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

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Cana Tourist Information Office

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On the way through the Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel, 21 km east of Canaan, about 160 square kilometers, 213 meters below sea level, is the world’s second lowest lake Higher than the south of the Dead Sea). The Galilee Sea is not the sea, but traditionally known as the sea, the main source of Israeli drinking water.
Overlooking the Sea of Galilee from the road

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Through the Galilee Sea, to the Jordan River at the Jordan River exit baptized center Yardenit, is John’s place to baptize Jesus.
Baptist center before the entrance to the Bible in various languages.


The Jordan River

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Jesus was baptized, and more than 400,000 believers came here every year. The Jordan River is transcendent in the eyes of the believers, the sacred river, which is mentioned many times in the Bible, except for the place where Jesus was baptized, and the miracles of Jesus, who had healed leprosy in the river. For thousands of years, many Christians have made a special trip to baptize.

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Although the river is too sacred, the Jordan River can not escape pollution, due to excessive extraction of river water, so that a substantial reduction in the flow of ecosystems in recent years, most of the tributaries more dry problems.
To see those devout believers in order to be baptized and grateful tears, we feel moved.


The Jordan River

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Back to Haifa, overlooking the Bahá’í Garden in the Carmel Mountains, the garden is open for free for 1 hour at noon and there is a tour guide. We missed the time.
The Baha’i World Center in Haifa, Israel, is the spiritual and administrative center of the Bahá’í Faith, which includes the Baha’lla mausoleums, the Baipu mausoleum and the ladder gardens on the hills, as well as many other Bahá’í arch Of the building.


Baha Garden

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