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A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

February 9 – 19, 2019

Join Pastoral Associate Reverend Dr. Mark Cooper on a journey through the sites where our faith began. Pilgrims who participate will read the Bible with new eyes for the rest of their lives. The pilgrimage plans to leave February 9 and return on February 19. The journey includes stays in four-star hotels, and a private bus and tour guide. Space is limited to 21 people.

The trip arrangements cover breakfast and dinner each day and all fees, and final costs are expected to be under $3,500 including the airfare. The tentative logistics propose the group takes a bus to DC to catch a direct flight and avoid a long layover on the way. All fees will need to be paid by the end of October.

Mark is working on some hiking and other adventures, as well as continuing the format of reflection and meditation that he has used in his other pilgrimage journeys, such as the Portuguese Camino this past spring. The pilgrimage is open to interested people outside the St. James’ community. If you have questions or want to sign up, contact Mark directly at: [email protected].

In Jerusalem, we will visit the different quarters of the Old City including the Church of the Resurrection, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, the Mount of Olives, the Via Dolorosa, and more. We will also journey to Bethlehem, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Nazareth, Emmaus, and around the Sea of Galilee, including the presumed sites of the Sermon on the Mount, the Transfiguration, and more.

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