Rio de Paz

The Footsteps of Jesus, The Footsteps of Paul

13 - 27January 2020
A 15 Day Journey
$4,979 From Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paolo

Biblical Survey pilgrimage including Israel and the West Bank

Sponsored by
The Rev. Antonio Costa
The Rev. Christopher Marquez

This pilgrimage will acquaint participants with the geographical and cultural settings of the Old and New Testaments and relate historical studies to contemporary dynamics in Israel, Palestine and Greece. The pilgrimage will include morning and evening fora on historical and contemporary themes, such as peacemaking and human rights. It will include visits with indigenous people. This pilgrimage is designed to introduce particpants to the state of the art of biblical studies and emphasis the relevance of the ancient faith in contemporary environments. The learning process will be contextual and experiential. We will endeavor especially to examine the moral dimensions of biblical learning and teaching. We are particularly interested in understanding how biblical studies and the biblical faith relates to the context of the Holy Land and the world at large.

Please see the attached syllabus for more details.

Registration Form
A biblical survey pilgrimage in Israel and Palestine
(Just click the link to open this pdf registration form , print a copy,
fill it out, sign it and mail it to S.B.S.)

Daily Itinerary
(tentative and subject to local circumstances):
individual preferences will be accomodated when possible

Day 1 Depart Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paolo.

Day 2 Arrive Tel Aviv, oritentations and introductions, overnight in Galilee.

Day 3 Nazareth, The Basilica of the Annunciation, Sisters of Nazareth Convent, Kibbutz Mishmar ha Emek, Megiddo, overnight in Galilee.

Day 4 Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Church of St. Peter's Primacy, Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves, Mt. of the Beatitudes, Jordan River Valley, overnight in Jericho.

Day 5 Jericho, Tel es Sultan, Ein es Sultan, Baptismal site-Qasr al Yehud, Qumran, overnight in Jericho.

Day 6 Masada, The Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Qasr al Yehud (Baptismal site), overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 7 Mt. of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, 2nd Temple Model, overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 8 Old City walking tour, Western Wall, Temple Mount/Harem esh Sharif, St. Ann's Church, Via Dolorosa, Lithostratos, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 9 Bethlehem, Old City walking tour, Church of the Nativity, Herodion, Shepherd's Fields, Palestinian refugee camp, overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 10 transfer to airport, flight to Athens, driving tour and touring as time permits, overnight in Athens.

Day 11 the Acropolis Museum, Areapagus, the Acropolis, Parthenon, Caryatides, Propylon, theatre of Dionysius, temple of the Olympian Zeus
Overnight in Athens (Dinner on your own)

Day 12 the Athenian Agora, the Stoa of Attalos, Hephaestion, The Roman Agora—Tower of the Winds, Library of Hadrian, Plaka, free time
Overnight in Athens (Dinner on your own)

Day 13 excursion to the Peloponnesian Peninsula, The Corinthian Canal, Corinth, view Acro-Corinth, Cenchraeas,
Overnight in Tolo (Dinner on your own)

Day 14 Epidavros, museum, theatre, stadium, Nafplio, Palamidi Castle, acro Nafplio
Overnight in Athens (Dinner on your own)

Day 15 return the Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paolo