with Canon William Avis, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
April 22-May 3, 2019
"And the Lord said to Abram: Go forth out of thy country, from they kindred, and out of thy father's house, and come into the land which I shall show thee." (Gen. 12:1)
Come join us on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the most sacred place on earth!
From ancient Jordan, the Land of the Patriarchs, to the Promised Land that God showed Moses before his death on Mount Nebo, travel to Old and New Testament sites where the greatest mysteries of our Faith have unfolded! To pray the Holy Mass in these sacred places is a privilege that is unparalleled!
- River Jordan baptismal site
- Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world
- Ancient Qumran National Park overlooking the Dead Sea
- Fabled red rose city of Petra
- St. George's Church in Madaba to see the oldest map of the Holy Land in mosaics
- Herod's Fortress where St. John the Baptist was imprisoned
- Mount Nebo where Moses saw the Promised Land
- Three nights along the Sea of Galilee
- The sites connected to Jesus' life from His childhood to His public Ministry to Calvary
- The sites of many of Jesus' miracles including the Wedding Feast of Cana
- Mt. Tabor; site of the Great Transfiguration
- Cave of Elijah on Mount Carmel
- Four nights in Jerusalem near the Holy Sepulchre
- Ein Kerem; birthplace of St. John the Baptist and place of the Visitation
- the Israel Museum housing the Dead Sea Scrolls
- the Carmel Convent founded by St. Mariam Bouardy in Bethlehem
Cost:$4495 from Newark, NJ (based on double room occupancy)
Call for the cost from other cities of departure
R/T non-stop airfare from Newark on United
Land transportation by luxury motorcoach
3 & 4* hotels with private bath
Breakfast & Dinner daily
Guided touring as indicated on itinerary
Daily Traditional Latin Mass
Cost is based on double room occupancy
Add $795 for a single room
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Day 1 - Late afternoon departure on a non-stop United Airlines flight from Newark to Tel Aviv.
Day 2 – Mid-day arrival in the sacred land of the Bible! Traveling east to the River Jordan, our first stop will be the site where St. John baptized Our Lord. Here each pilgrim will have an opportunity to renew his baptismal vows. Next, visit Qumran Nat’l. Park overlooking the Dead Sea to learn about the oldest known biblical manuscripts discovered in 1947. Mid-afternoon arrival in Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world (dating back to 8000 BC) and site of the great Israelite battle, led by Joshua, marking the first conquest of the Canaanites on their return from bondage in Egypt. Enjoy a view of the Mount of Temptation over-looking the ruins of the Walls of Jericho. Also see the Tree of Zachaeus. Check in and overnight at Hotel Oasis in Jericho.
Day 3 - Morning departure east for Jordan, crossing over the Allenby Border traveling south to the fabled red rose city of Petra. Carved into the sandstone hills of the region almost 3000 years ago by Nabatean desert masters, Petra was lost for centuries, only to be rediscovered in 1812 by a Swiss explorer. Hidden in a small valley surrounded by almost impassible mountains, except for a narrow opening called the “Siq”, Petra was a prominent city from where the Nabateans dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Upon a mid-day arrival in Petra, visit the "lost city", by way of the Siq.Check-in at the Old Village Hotel, overlooking the Shahara Mountains.
Day 4 - Morning check-out and departure north for Madaba, “City of Mosaics". Upon arrival visit St. George’s Church to see the oldest map of the Holy Land in mosaics. Also visit the Fortress of Herod renowned as the place where St. John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod Antipas. Late afternoon check-in and overnight at Hotel Mosaic in the old Christian city of Madaba.
Day 5 - Morning check-out and departure for Mt. Nebo; the revered holy site where God showed Moses the Promised Land from afar before his death. Then we’ll cross the northern border bridge to Israel. Late afternoon arrival and check-in at Ron Beach Hotel where all the rooms overlook the Sea of Galilee!
Day 6 - A day to visit the sites connected to Our Lord’s ministry along the Galilee. Visit the ruins of Capernaum, the town where Our Saviour stayed in the house of St. Peter's mother-in-law. Continue on to Tabgha to visit the site where Jesus first called the Apostles as they cast their nets over the Galilee. Here He fed the crowd of 5,000 people from five loaves of bread and two fish. Visit the Church of the Primacy where our Lord appeared to the apostles after His Resurrection and commissioned Peter to " Feed my lambs, feed my sheep". Afternoon boat-ride on the Galilee!
Day 7 - A day excursion to Nazareth, Cana and Mount Tabor! Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth built over the sacred grotto of the Incarnation and the church over the site of St. Joseph’s Carpentry workshop. Visit the Church of the 1st Miracle of Our Lord in Cana before ascending Mount Tabor, rising high above the Jezreel Valley, site of the Great Transfiguration!
Day 8 - Morning check-out and departure south for Haifa to visit the Carmelite Monastery of Stella Maris built over Prophet Elijah's cave ( 9th cent. BC). The Carmelite Order takes its name from this holy mountain and traces its roots back to 12th cent. hermits living in the tradition of Elijah. Visit the Carmelite Monastery in Muhraqa overlooking the Valley of Megiddo where Elijah battled the priests of Baal. Finally travel into Jerusalem, the holy city of David, with over 400 years of history! Check-in at Knights Palace near the most sacred site of the Holy Sepulchre.
Day 9 - A day in Jerusalem! Morning visit to St. Anne's (Mary’s birthplace) and the Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, the path of Jesus to Calvary, stopping at the Church of Scourging and Arch of Ecce Homo before arriving at the Holy Sepulchre encompassing the Hill of Calvary where Our Lord was crucified and buried. Later today visit the sacred sites marking His final days on earth beginning at the summit of the Mt. of Olives (Church of Pater Noster and site of the Ascension). Descend the mount by foot stopping at Dominus Flevit (where Our Lord wept over Jerusalem) and finally arrive at the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations built over the Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed His last prayer before his arrest.
Day 10 - Morning visit to Bethlehem where our Infant Saviour was born! Visit Manger Square and the Basilica of the Nativity. Bending low, enter through the Door of Humility and descend into the Grotto of Nativity. Visit Shepherds Fields where the Angels announced His birth! Finally, visit the Carmelite Convent founded by St. Mariam Bouardy, the recently canonized Melkite mystic from Galilee. Mid-afternoon return to Jerusalem to visit the Western Wall of Temple Mount, St. Peter of Gallicantu (House of Caiaphas), Cenacle on Mt. Zion (Last Supper & Pentecost) and the Dormition.
Day 11 - The highlight of our whole pilgrimage will be our opportunity this morning to pray the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to finish at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for Holy Mass. Later in the morning travel to Ein Karem; birthplace of St. John the Baptist and site of the holy meeting of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth. Lastly, visit the Israeli Museum to see the Model of Jerusalem from the time of King David and the Shrine of the Book which contains the Dead Sea Scrolls. Some time in the afternoon at leisure.
Day 12 - Today travel home to the United States on a non-stop flight to Newark.