Norwegian group tours the Holy Land
Arriving on the 6th October 2015 a group of 131 pilgrims from Norway and led by Steinar Harila visited the Holy Land for 10 days.
In Jerusalem they visited many Holy sites including the Garden Tomb, the Mt of Olives with its outstanding panoramic view of the Old City and the beautiful teardrop chapel Dominus Flevit “The Lord Wept”. They also visited The Garden of Gethsemane as well as Bethesda the site of a miraculous healing of a paralyzed man and St.Anne’s church, continuing on to the Via Dolorosa, Mount Zion with the Upper Room and St Peter in Gallicantu. The group also visited the Western Wall.
Traveling to the Galilee region of Israel The group visited amongst other sites, the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, Tabgha and Capernaum. They also enjoyed a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee before visiting Yardenit Baptism site and Magdala.
On one of their touring days they visited Nazareth, which is considered to be the “Cradle of Christianity” and where the beautiful Church of the Annunciation is located. They went on to Haifa to Muhraka on Mount Carmel, the traditional site where Elijah faced off against the Prophets of Baal, followed by visits to Atlit with its rich and exciting history and Beit Scandinavia Hostel for visiting volunteers.
During their visit in the Holy Land the group had a meeting with a representative of the Mayor in Netanya. They also visited the Neve Michael Children’s Village at Pardes Hana which provides refuge for over 300 at risk children and youth. This wonderful refuge receives support from a Norwegian Foundation led by Alfhild and Steinar Harila.