holy Land pilgrimage

Itinerary

October 5-15, 2020

Itinerary

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

"The key to making this a soulful Pilgrimage rather than just another trip to a new place was Dr. Tim Gray. His profound knowledge and daily teachings connecting the Old and New Testaments transformed our biblical understanding and spiritual foundation with God."

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

Arrive in Tel Aviv. Board motorcoach for our first sights of Israel. Arrive and check-in at our Jerusalem hotel, followed by dinner and a good evening’s rest.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

Jerusalem
Travel to Ein Kerem. Visit the Church of the Visitation, where Elizabeth greeted Mary. Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist where is traditionally reverenced the birthplace of John the Baptist. Drive on to Bethlehem. Visit the Church of St. Catherine’s, where the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem celebrates Midnight Mass onChristmas Eve. Visit the Church of the Nativity, the site of the cave where Christ was born and the manger in which he was laid.

Visit the Grotto of St. Jerome, who lived in Bethlehem and translated the Scriptures into Latin (the Vulgate) and wrote many Scripture commentaries. BLD

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Walk down the Mt. of Olives as Jesus did on his Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem. Visit the Dominus Flevit Chapel from where we can overlook the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the cave of betrayal. Visit the Basilica of the Agony, the location of the rock of Jesus’ agony. Visit St. Peter Gallicantu, the church built over the house of the high priest Caiaphas (gallicantu is translated “the cock crows”), recalling St. Peter’s denial of Jesus. BLD

Notes:

  1. Included meals noted: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)

  2. Itinerary subject to change.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

Visit the Davidson Center (an archaeological park for theTemple Mount), the Southern Steps of the Temple, and theWestern Wall. Visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Visit the Cenacle (the Upper Room), where Jesus celebrated the Last Supper. BLD 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

Walk the Via Dolorosa (the Way of Sorrows), the Way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and venerate the site of Calvary, where Jesus died on the Cross, and the Tomb, where Jesus was buried and rose from the dead. Checkout of our Jerusalem hotel. Drive to the site of Jacob's Well, where Jesus asked the Samaritan woman for a drink of water. Travel north to Galilee and check in to our Galilee hotel. BLD 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Travel to Capernaum, where Peter lived and which Jesus made his base of operations for his Galilean ministry. Visit Peter’s house and the synagogue where Jesus healed and taught. Enjoy an extended boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. From the sea, view the nearby Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Visit an unearthed ancient fishing boat which was dated back to the time of Christ. B,L,D

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Travel to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. Travel to Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation. Proceed to Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle. Here couples may renew their wedding vows in the place where Jesus changed water into wine at the wedding in Cana. B,L,D

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

Travel to Bethsaida, the home town of three of the Apostles. Visit Tabgha, the location of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Visit the recently unearthed city of Magdala, Mary Magdalene’s home town. B,L,D

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Beatitudes where Jesus gave his Sermon on the Mount. Travel to Caesarea Maritime where St. Paul was imprisoned, tried, and sent from this Mediterranean harbor to Rome. Visit the ruins of Herod the Great’s seaside palace, as well as the ancient hippodrome and theater along the coast of theMediterranean Sea. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant before heading to the airport for our return flight. B,L,D

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Arrive back in the USA.

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A deposit of $2,000 per person and a completed Registration Form is required to confirm your spot.

For any questions, please contact the Augustine Institute:

Kris Gray, Pilgrimages Coordinatorpilgrimages@augustineinstitute.org
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