Pilgrimage to Israel - November 2018
Film Showing: SHOAH
Sunday, 6 May: 1–4 PM Monday, 14 May: 1–4 PM Monday, 22 May: 1–4 PM
in the Parish Hall
Kathleen Rusnak and Jay MacLeod are planning a trip for 20 persons. This “pilgrimage of a lifetime” will open up your understanding of the Bible and deepen your faith. Preparatory study sessions will be offered by Kathleen in the next months.
The trip begins in Jerusalem, staying in the Ecce Homo, a quiet convent guesthouse owned by the Sisters of Sion, in the Muslim quarter of the Old City. This is the the place beneath which Pilate said "Ecce Homo" ("Behold the man") to the crowd who wished Jesus' death. It is a part of the Via Dolorosa, the way of the cross. The roof terraces of the guest house overlook the entire Old City.
Within the Old City, we will walk the 14 stations on the Via Dolorosa, touch the Western Wall, and use a tunnel to reach the street level that Jesus walked. A stone's throw outside
the gate of the Old City, near where we are staying, is the Garden of Gethsemane with olive trees over three thousand years old.
Before heading north to Nazareth and the Galilee to see the well-known places where Jesus taught we will visit Bethlehem and Rachel's Tomb.
A four-day extension to Jordan is also available.
Dates: 4-14November 2018 (inclusive of travel).
The cost of the trip is likely to be $1,700 for pilgrims sharing a double room and $2,100 for those in singles. The cost excludes flights, and pilgrims will make their own arrangements for lunch and most evening meals. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person (payable to St. Andrew’s Church with Pilgrimage in the memo line) was due 1 February 2018.
Sun. 4 Nov. Night flight from Boston to Tel Aviv via Europe.
Mon. 5 Nov. Enter Jerusalem; orientation at Ecce Homo.
Tues, 6 Nov. Temple Mount, Western Wall, Tunnel Tour.
Wed. 7 Nov. Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulchre, Mt. Zion.
Thur. 8 Nov. Judean desert experience.
Fri. 9 Nov. Yad Vashem, Machane Yehuda, Israel Museum.
Sat. 10 Nov. Bethlehem, Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
Sun. 11 Nov. Church, Jericho, Beit She’an, Kibbutz Ein Gev.
Mon. 12 Nov. Mt Arbel, Capernaum, Tabgha, Beatitudes.
Tues. 13 Nov. Tzfat, Tzippori, Nazareth, Magdala.
Wed. 14 Nov. Early transfer to Tel Aviv for return flight or continue to Jordan.