Home / JERUSALEM PILGRIMAGE 2019

We arrange Pilgrimage to Jerusalem on a regular basis. Feel free to contact us for more information. 

Next Pilgrimage coming as early as November 2019

 

Feel free to contact us via e-mail for more details

stsabbasorthodoxmonastery@gmail.com

TOUR PROGRAM

NOV 17th - NOV 27

Day1: Nov 17th: Detroit - Newark - Tel Aviv

Meeting at the Metro Airport  in Detroit at 9:10 AM; flight to Newark UA3409 at 12:10, arrival in Newark Airport at 1:50 PM. Departure from Newark to Tel Aviv at 4:20 PM with UA084. Meals on board.

Day2: Nov 18: Tel Aviv - Jaffa

Arrival in Tel Aviv airport at 9:35 AM local time. Warm welcome from the guide at the airport. 

Transfer to Bethlehem to visit the Nativity Church, where it is believed that our Lord Jesus was born in the cave. After that, we will visit shepherds field, St. Elias Monastery and Mar Saba Monastery in the desert. Back to Jaffa. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight. St Gabriel Hotel or similiar

Day3: Nov 19: Jaffa - Lod -  Jaffa

Day visit to the tomb of St. Tabitha and then the tomb of St. George the Great Martyr. After thet, return to Jaffa for Vespers for the Feast of St. Micael the Archangel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight. St. Gabriel hotel or similar

Day 4: Nov 20: Jaffa - Tiberias

Morning feast of St. Michael the Archangel, Patriarchal Liturgy followed by lunch hosted by Archbishop Damascinos. The Patriarch will bless the food, after we weill eat and immediatel leave for Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee. Hotel check-in, dinner, overnight at the Ruth and Daniel hotel

Day 5: Nov 21: Tiberias - Cana - Nazareth - Tiberias

Visit Cana of Galilee and Nazareth: Well of Theotokos (Annunciation Church). if we have time we will be welcomed by the Archbishop Kyriokos of Nazareth. After that we wil visit the Mount of Tabor, place of Transfiguration. Back to hotel in Tiberias. Dinner. Overnight at Leonardo hotel or similar

Day 6: Nov 22: Tiberias - Jordan River - Bethlehem - Midnight Liturgy in the Holy Sepulchre

Visit Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum and the ruins of the Synagogue. Convent in Magdala on the shore of Galilee. Weather permitting we will take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Lunch in Kibuts - St. Peter Fish. Baptism in Jordan river on the place called Yardenit. Drive to Bethlehem, hotel check-in, dinner, Midnight Liturgy will be held by Archimandrite Pachomy and father Gabriel Bilas at Golgotha.

Day 7: Nov 23: Bethlehem - Jericho - Jerusalem

Visit St. Gerasimus of the desert. Travel to Jericho, to hte oldest city in hte world and visit the Monastery of Temptetion, where it is believed that Jesus spent  40 days and was tempted by the devil. Visit to the Monastery of St. George Chezobite (Wadi Kelt) Drive to the Holy City of Jerusalem. Dinner. Overnight at St. Gabriel hotel or similar

Day 8: Nov 24: Jerusalem - Mount of Olives

Intense look at the holy Sepulchre, Garden of Gethsemane, Tomb of the Theotokos, St. Mary Magdalene. Convent - relics of Grand Duchess St. Elizabeth. Opportunity to shop in Old Jerusalem. Hotel or option to dine in a pace of your choice in the old city. Gloria hotel

Day 9: Nov 25: Jerusalem - Ein Karem - Jerusalem

Travel to Ein Karem, birthpalce of St. John the Baptist.  Back to Jerusalem for monastery of the Holy Cross and St. Simeon the God Receiver. Then visit Mt. Zion and the Western Wall. Final meeting with the Patriarch and blessing to return safely home. dinner, overnight at Gloria hotel

Day 10: Nov 27: Jerusalem - Tel Aviv - Departure

Optional visit fo he Holy Sepulcher and departure to Jaffa- Tel Aviv. Free time until transfer to the airport. Departure flight at 11:10 PM UA091 from Tel Aviv to Newark. Meals on board

Day 11: Nov 28: Newark - Detroit 

Arriving in Newark at 4:30 AM local time. Departure from Newark to Detroit at 6:00 AM UA3598, arrivng in Detroit at 7:53 AM