June 14/15 Day 1 Depart home’s International airport; (Chicago)Enjoy meals and entertainment during your flight. After arrival at Ben-GurionAirport, our staff and bus will meet and bring you to your hotel in Tel Aviv.Dinner and overnight Tel AvivJune 15/15 Day 2 Up to the Galilee;Breakfast in the hotel; explore Joppa where Prophet Jonah attempted to fleefrom God and the Apostle Peter had the Rooftop Vision. Continue toCaesarea Maritima with its impressive Roman Theatre, Aqueduct andCrusader Castle, where Cornelius became the first gentile baptized intoChristianity. Continue to Mt. Carmel and the city of Haifa to visit Stella Maris,the Carmelite Monastery. Proceed via the valley of Armageddon toNazareth, Jesus city of infancy, childhood and manhood; visit the Basilica ofthe Annunciation, Joseph’s Workshop and the nearby Mary’s Well.Continue to Cana of Galilee, where the first miracle of Jesus took place.Dinner and overnight TiberiasJune 16/15 Day 3 Around the Sea of Galilee and Mount Tabor;Breakfast in the hotel; our morning activities begins with a cruise on the Seaof Galilee, using a wooden boat resembling those used during the days ofJesus. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon of the Mountwas taught, and then to Tabgha, were the Multiplication of the Loavesand Fish took place; on to St. Peter’s Primacy and the place of theMiraculous Fishing before continuing to Capernaum. In the afternoon,ascend Mount Tabor, the site of Jesus’ Transfiguration. From here, you willenjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Jezreel Valley as well as manyother Biblical locations. Dinner and overnight TiberiasJune 17/ 15 Day 4 On the Ways to Jerusalem;Breakfast in the hotel; after visiting the Baptismal Site at the River Jordan,were pilgrims may renovate their own baptismal vows, travel along the JordanValley entering Jericho, the oldest city in the world. See the Mt. ofTemptation, which rises behind today’s ancient ruins; it was here that Jesushealed the blind man, Bartholomew and Prophet Elias was driven toheavens. Proceed to the Dead Sea, to enjoy a healthy “float” on its saltywaters before, following the path of Jesus, travel up to Jerusalem passing bythe Good Samaritan Inn and the town of Bethany, to participate in asolemn Triumphal Entrance ceremony.Dinner and overnight JerusalemJune 18/ 15 Day 5 Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Cradle of Christianity;Breakfast in the hotel; Begin today’s visits on Mt. of Olives; start in the Placeof Jesus’ Ascension and, then, the grotto of Pater Noster. Walk down thePalm Sunday Path visiting the place where Jesus wept over Jerusalembefore arriving to the Garden of Gethsemane. Cross over the Kidron valleyto Mount Zion to visit the House of Caiaphas where Jesus Prison is locatedin today’s church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. On to King David’s Tomb andup to the Last Supper Room and the nearby Dormition Abbey. In theafternoon visit Bethlehem’s Shepherd’s Fields and the Grotto of theNativity located in the ancient Byzantine basilica. Continue to the adjacentBasilica of St. Catherine visiting the crypts bellow, St. Joseph’s and St,Hieronymus. Dinner and overnight JerusalemJune 19 / 15 Day 6 Mount Zion, Via Dolorosa, Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher;Breakfast in the hotel; Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, walk theArmenian, Jewish and Arab Quarters to the Wailing Wall; Crossing theTemple Mount reach the Pools of Bethesda and Santana gathered in thechapel of the Flagellation adjacent to the Lithostrothos. Following theWay of the Cross, arrive to the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher and, in it,Mount Golgotha and Jesus Empty Tomb, the place of the Resurrection.Dinner and overnight JerusalemJune 20 / 15 Day 7 Jerusalem, Modern City and Ein Karem;Breakfast in the hotel; panoramic city tour of the modern part of Jerusalempassing along the Governmental Centre seeing the Tribunal of SupremeJustice, the various ministries of the nation and the Knesset – the parliament– visiting the 7 Stick Candelabra in front of it. Proceed to the Museum ofIsrael to see the Scaled Model of Jerusalem during Jesus times and thenearby Shrine of the Book were some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited.Continue to the handsome village of Ein Karem visiting the place marking thebirthplace of St. John the Baptist and the close by Chapel of theVisitation. Dinner and overnight JerusalemJune 21 / 15 Day 8 Transfer to Ben Gurión AirportBreakfast in the hotel; Transfer to the airport with assistance.Price: 2996 + 150Includes:4**** HotelsBreakfast/Lunch and DinnerRound Trip AirTravel Insurance.All transfers to and from Ben Gurion AirportAll entrances to places as per itineraryIf interested, please contact the parish office.
Archive for January, 2015
Giovanna Moses, a member of St. Andrew Parish in Delavan, celebrated her 30th birthday with a trip to the Great Wall of China, and she planned to top that by visiting another of the world’s wonders for her 40th. Instead, she gave back to her community, which rallied behind her and her husband Cevin when their youngest child, then-2-year-old Katherine Mary Grace, who has Down syndrome, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in summer 2013. Katherine Mary Grace began two years of treatment, and received life-saving blood and platelets and would need more, so Giovanna celebrated her special day by thanking the community with a “40 Bags for 40 Years” blood drive benefitting the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Giovanna and Cevin look at their family’s situation positively rather than ask why it was happening. “She’s a tool that God is using to bring joy to others but also to bring people to him, “she said,” and if I can be a part of that, I feel a calling to do so.” (May 29)
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