Sunday, October 6, 2019 Day 5: Kenilworth pilgrims celebrated World Communion Sunday at the Fort Augustus Kirk of Scotland, Inverness where the Reverend Anthony Jones preached an elegant sermon about the feeding of the 4,000. His congregation welcomed us warmly. Kathy Evertsberg and Beverly Jones share notes on the special responsibility a wife [...]
Saturday, October 5, 2019 Day 4: We drove north from Perth into the beautiful landscape of the highlands. A distillery visit and at the Highland Folk Museum we find model of Jamie Frasier or what he may have wore in the 1700s. Then, close to our destination for the night, we visit the [...]
Friday, October 4, We begin the day with a guided tour in St. John’s Kirk of Perth. Here John Knox preached the sermon which set light to the Reformation in Scotland. A short coach ride then brings us to Stirling—a city steeped in history. We hear about two of Scotland’s greatest heroes, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Stirling Castle, sitting on a volcanic crag, fortified since ancient times, provides a memorable visit.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Patrick Hamilton (1504–1528) known as the first martyr of the Scottish Reformation. St. Andrews professor Hamilton learned Luther’s teaching at the age of 24 in 1523 (6 years after Wittenberg). There’s a mosaic of Hamilton’s initials in the pavement where he [...]
Click here for Nova Scotia Itinerary. Bay of Fundy to Historic Lunenburg Walking and Hiking Tour Begin a new adventure with Jo Forrest in Nova Scotia next fall. This promises to be an incredible trip and here are just a few details: Trip Highlights Ramble over peaceful country and coastal lanes, past colorful [...]
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Adam Smith David Hume John Knox at St. Giles Cathedral Kathy Evertsberg and Sue Smart Day One of our pilgrimage to the other holy land, 28 of us from Illinois, Michigan, Connecticut, and Ohio rendezvoused and spent the day in Edinburgh. In [...]
Our time in Galilee came to an end in Capernaum once we had toured the various archeological ruins while reflecting on Jesus’ long ministry in that village...
The weather had altered our hiking plans creating an opportunity to stop in Migdal at a synagogue ruin that would have been standing at the time Jesus traveled through the area.
How little did we know a stop in the Kibbutz’s synagogue where we stayed would be necessary rest before an arduous day of ascents and muddy-slick descents through the Galilean valley...
After a steep, heart-racing ascent to the top of Nazareth, we descended into a valley covered in spring wildflowers. We walked through areas with brushes blooming at our shoulders, knees, and ankles...