Healing Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - 2/28/19

Directed by The Missionaries of the New Evangelization

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is more than a religious tour. It is an experience of faith, a voyage to deepen one’s desire to know Christ better. It is turning to the places “in which God has chosen to ‘pitch his tent,’ among us,” as St. John Paul II said about his own pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Enter into the sacred spaces of the Annunciation of Mary. See the place of Christ’s birth. Follow the steps Simon of Cyrene took to help Christ carry his cross and of his Apostles who witnessed his first miracles. Journey with us to the land where Christ prayed, suffered, and rose from the dead.
Church of All Nations
Experience the Holy Land
Date: 2/28/2019
Duration: 12 Days
Departure: Denver
 
$3,290
per person
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Pilgrimage Itinerary

Day 1 | February 28 | Depart U.S.A.

Our pilgrimage begins today as we depart on our flight to Israel.
Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day 2 | March 1 | Arrive Tel Aviv / Galilee

After arriving in Tel Aviv, we will bus to Galilee where we will
check-in to our local hotel.

Day 3 | March 2 | Galilee

This morning, we will begin by renewing our Baptismal Vows
in the Jordan River at the Yardinit. Then go a short distance
to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. Visit the Church of
the Annunciation. Just behind the altar, at the Cave of the
Annunciation, we will see the actual room in which Mary
said “yes” to the angel Gabriel. From there we will visit St.
Joseph’s Carpentry Shop and Mary’s Well. Spend one hour
at Synagogue Church to teach Luke 4:18. In Cana we will
celebrate Mass and all married couples will be invited to renew
their marriage covenant at the site of Christ’s first miracle at
the wedding feast. There will be time for prayer and reflection.
In the afternoon, we will take an excursion to the summit of Mt.
Tabor. It was here that Jesus transfigured himself and revealed
his Divine Glory to the apostles (Matt 17:2). Evening reflection
& prayer at the Mt. of Beatitudes.

Day 4 | March 3 | Galilee

We will begin with Mass over St. Peter’s Home in Capernaum
which for three years was the center of Jesus’ public ministry.
Here our Lord met his first disciples – Peter, Andrew, James,
John and Matthew – and worked many miracles. He healed
Peter’s mother-in-law of a fever, brought a child back to life,
cured a leper, healed the centurion’s servant, cast out a demon
from a young boy and healed all that were sick (Matt 8:16). We
will have an hour for teaching by the sea and free time. Then
walk along the sidewalk by the sea to Peter’s Primacy stopping
at the place commemorating the Healing of Hemorrhaging
Woman; Here on the shore of Galilee, Jesus appeared to the
Apostles after His Resurrection and confirmed Peter in the role
as Vicar of Christ with the words, “Feed My sheep.” The rock
emerging from the center of the Primacy church is the actual
table at which they ate breakfast. We will have extended prayer
time here with confessions on the grass. Next we will visit
Tabgha – the site where Jesus multiplied the Loaves and Fishes
and fed over 5000 people (Luke 9:13) where we will have an
hour for prayer. Lastly, visit Church at Magdala. Evening
reflection & prayer at the Mt. of Beatitudes.

Day 5 | March 4 | Galilee

We will begin with Mass on the Mt. of Beatitudes; Walk and visit
Jesus’ Cave/Sermon on the Mount. Then travel around the Sea
of Galilee and stop at Kursi, where Jesus met a possessed man
and cast out a legion of demons. We will have one hour for a
teaching and prayer. We will then ascend to the Golan Heights
and visit the Banias Spring (Caesarea Philippi), where Peter
made his confession of faith in Jesus as Messiah. Evening
reflection & prayer at the Mt. of Beatitudes.

Day 6 | March 5 | Galilee

Today we will charter a “Jesus Boat” for half-day tour with
our group of the Sea of Galilee, with Mass on the boat. In the
afternoon we will have a 2 hour visit at Living Waters Retreat
Center to pray and enjoy a swim in the sea. Evening reflection
& prayer at the Mt. of Beatitudes.

Day 7 | March 6 | Galilee / Jerusalem

We will begin this morning with Mass on Mount of Beatitudes.
As we leave Galilee and journey south we will stop at the Jordan
River opposite Jericho – the actual site where John baptized
Jesus, where pilgrims have been traveling for hundreds of
years. Then drive to ancient Jericho, the oldest known city in
the Western world. In 1250 B.C., Joshua encircled the city and
at the blast of the priests’ trumpets, the walls came tumbling
down (I Kings 16). Many times Jesus passed through this city on his way to Jerusalem. The sycamore fig, the tree which PILGRIMAGE PRICE: $3,290.00
Zacchaeus climbed in order to catch a glimpse of Jesus, still
grows in this area. From the ruins of ancient Jericho, we will
ascend the Mount of Temptation where Jesus fasted and prayed
forty days to resist the devil. We then head to Jerusalem our
home for the next five nights; Evening reflection/prayer in the Chapel.

Day 8 | March 7 | Jerusalem

Today we begin in Bethlehem where we will have Mass at St.
Catherine in the chapel next to St. Jerome’s cave. Visit the
Church of Christ’s Birth built by the Emperor Constantine in the
4th century; We will visit the Shepherd’s Field cave and shop
at a local Christian Store at Shepherd’s Field; In the afternoon,
visit the Pool of Siloam in City of David and take an under city
tour followed by a tour of the Jerusalem City Walls. Evening
reflection/prayer in the Chapel.

Day 9 | March 8 | Jerusalem

Today we will drive through the New City of Jerusalem to Ein
Karem, birthplace of St. John the Baptist, to see the Visitation
Church where Mary proclaimed her famous “Magnificat”. Visit
the Church of St. John the Baptist where we will celebrate
Mass. Later, visit a Model of Jerusalem; In the afternoon, visit
the Church of Bethpage and walk the Palm Sunday procession
to Dominus Flevit where Our Lord wept over Jerusalem; Visit
the Church of St. Anne and Pool of Bethesda; Visit the Chapels
of Christ’s Flagellation and the Lithostrotos under the Sisters
of Zion Convent; This evening, we will have a Holy Hour at the
Church of All Nations.

Day 10 | March 9 | Jerusalem

This morning we will begin by entering the Old City and visit
the Holy Sepulchre where we will celebrate Mass in chapel
followed by a two hour prayerful visit of the Church. Visit
Garden of Gethsemane and walk the Kidron Valley to the Dung
Gate; Take a special tour of excavations of steps of the Temple;
In the afternoon, we will visit Mt. Zion. Go to the Benedictine
Church of the Dormition where Mary was assumed into heaven
and end at St. Peter Gallicantu for an extended time of prayer.
It was here where Peter denied Christ three times. Evening
reflection/prayer in the Chapel.

Day 11 | March 10 | Jerusalem

After an early morning Mass at the Notre Dame chapel, we will
visit the French Church of Emmaus. The rest of the day will be
free to explore the Old City on your own. Evening reflection/
prayer in the Chapel.

Day 12 | March 11 | Tel Aviv / U.S.A

Today we fly back to the States from Tel Aviv.

 

What's Included

  • Arrangements for daily Mass
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare from Denver to Tel Aviv on Lufthansa
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Farewell dinner at the Christmas Hotel in Jerusalem
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with a licensed Christian guide
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Land transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • Arrival and departure transfers; group flights only
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage at airports and hotels
  • Whisper headsets
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