Pilgrimages

A 10-day, 9-night pilgrimage in the Holy Land designed to experience the land of the Bible, and to also meet local Christians; the “Living Stones” of the Holy Land.

Day 1: Arrival.  Arrival at Tel Aviv International Airport. Transfer to hotel in Nazareth. Dinner and Overnight in Nazareth.

Day 2: Galilee.  Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum (the village of Peter), Tabgha (the place of the Multiplication of the Loaves & Fishes), Mensa Christi (the Primacy of Peter), and Mount of Beatitudes. Overnight in Nazareth.

Day 3: Cana, Mt. Carmel and Nazareth. Visit Cana, place of the first miracle of Jesus and Mount Carmel. Return to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, the ancient “Synagogue Church,” Christ Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and Mary’s Well.  Dinner and final overnight in Nazareth.

Day 4: Mount Tabor and Jordan Valley. Visit Mount Tabor (place of the Transfiguration) and Baptismal site along the Jordan River (optional renewal of Baptismal rite). Journey to Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5: Jerusalem. Visit the Old City of Jerusalem: Church of St. Anne, Pool of Bethsaida, Flagellation Chapel, Holy Sepulchre, Haram Al-Sharif (Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, if possible), Via Dolorosa and Western Wall, David's Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6: Jerusalem. Morning chapel at St. George Anglican Cathedral, visit with clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.  Visit Mount of Olives, a stop for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, Ascension Chapel, Pater Noster Church, Dominus Flevit, the Garden & Church of All Nations at Gethsemane. The Cenacle (place of the Last Supper), Dormition Abbey, and Church of St. Peter in Galicantu. Dinner and final overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7: Nablus.  Visit to the ruins of Biblical Shechem, Jacob’s Well, St. Luke’s Anglican Hospital, St. Phillip Anglican Church, archaeological park of Sebastia, Samaritan community of Mount Gerazim. Dinner and overnight in Nablus.

Day 8: Jericho and Dead Sea. Drive to Jericho , Visit Mount of Temptation, Tel Sultan and the Sycamore Tree of Zaccheus.  Visit Qumran, place of the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls, with the possibility of swimming in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 8: Bethlehem. Visit the Nativity Church, Milk Grotto and Shepherds Field, Afternoon visit to the Solomon Pools.  Return to Bethlehem district to meet with the local Christian community. Dinner with local Bethlehem Christians, and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 9: Hebron and Bethlehem. Visit the Old City of Hebron, the Abraham Mosque and the Tent of Nations project. Free afternoon in Bethlehem. Farewell cultural dinner with folklore dance. Overnight in Bethlehem and prepare for departure.

Day 10: Departure.  Transfer to Tel Aviv International Airport for departure.

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