Jan 4 - Depart Cleveland for Israel
Jan 5 - Arrive in Tel Aviv. Drive to Mt Carmel for a breathtaking view of Jezreel Valley, with Biblical villages of the Galilee dotting the landscape, flanked by the Mediterranean Sea and celebrate Mass. Travel to Nazareth Market, then to Ramada Olive for dinner and overnight.
Jan 6 - Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, home of Mary, and newly uncovered Childhood home of Jesus, then Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle changing water into wine at a wedding. Up to Mt Tabor the traditional site of Jesus' Transfiguration for Mass. Then to Gennesaret for dinner and overnight for the next two nights.
Jan 7 - Begin at Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, Primacy of Peter where Jesus ate breakfast on the seashore with his disciples after the Resurrection, to Mt of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount for Mass. Visit the center of Jesus' ministry, Capernaum- the Synagogue where Jesus taught, and Peter’s House, where Jesus lived. There enjoy Retreat on Jesus’ Healing Miracles; opportunity for sacrament of Reconciliation. Celebrate Fr. Joshua’s 33rd birthday at dinner!
Jan 8 - Visit Magdala, village of Mary Magdalen, 1st century synagogues where Jesus taught and healed, then to Bethsaida where five of the apostles grew up. Relax on the beautiful Sea of Galilee with a ride in a fisherman‘s boat & Boat Museum to see 1st century fisherman’s boats from the time of Jesus. Head to Kursi, where Jesus healed Gerasene demoniac. Shop in Tiberias.
Jan 9 - Travel through Jordan River Valley to Jesus’ Baptism Site for outdoor Mass, then to Genesis Land for lunch with “Father Abraham” and camel rides! Up to Jerusalem, the Mt. of Olives, Church of Tears where Jesus lamented over Jerusalem. Walk Palm Sunday Path, from which he made his Triumphal Entry, to Garden of Gethsemane. Lady Stern hotel for dinner and overnight for remainder of the trip.
Jan 10 - Onto Bethlehem, Jesus' birthplace at Church of Nativity and adjoining Shepherds Hill, where David was born and tended his flocks and the angels announced the birth of Jesus, to either Pater Noster, where Jesus spent much time with his disciples and taught them the "Our Father" or the Tomb of Lazarus in Bethany. Then to Pool of Siloam where Jesus sent the blind man he cured to wash his eyes, Upper Room of Last Supper and Pentecost for Mass in chapel.
Jan 11 - Go to Notre Dame permanent Shroud of Turin replica display, then to St. Anne's, Mary's childhood home. Outdoor Mass at the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed the lame man. Pray the Stations of the Cross, Via Delarosa, to the Church of Holy Sepulcher (Golgotha, Resurrection Chapel). Shop in the Old City. Walk to the Southern Steps that Jesus and his disciples used to walk into the Temple and where he often taught. Pray at Western (Wailing) Wall.
Jan 12 - Judean hills to Ein Kerem, John the Baptist's hometown, Church of the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth. Mass at Abu Gosh traditional site of Emmaus, and shopping. Relax at Caesarea Maritima where Paul was imprisoned for 2 years and sent to Rome. End at Joppa, port city where Peter had his vision to take the Gospel to the Gentiles and from which Jonah tried to flee from the Lord instead of preaching to Ninevites. Enjoy our Celebration Meal, then off to the airport.
Jan 13 - Arrive home.
Join us for this unforgettable experience for only $3895/person for double occupancy
if $300 nonrefundable deposit is paid by check before July 30, 2022; balance due Oct 1, 2022.
(Both deposit and balance may be paid by credit card, but charges are applied.) . This is an all-inclusive price (for dual occupancy) for airfare, hotels, breakfast, dinner, bus, guide, entrance fees to sites, and tips, with exception of lunches, covid testing before returning on international flight and traveler- medical insurance (required for covid-related illness). Space is very limited.
Please note: This Itinerary is subject to change based on circumstances at the time.
A Praying-Training-Healing Pilgrimage
“By his stripes, we are healed.”
Is 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24