Holy Land Gold Select Pilgrimage
A 10 Day Journey
7- 16 March 2018
$3,524 From Chicago
A Biblical Survey Program including Israel, the West Bank and Jordan
2 Day Elective
Returning 18 March 2018
4 Day Elective
The Wonders of Jordan & Petra
Returning 20 March 2018
Sponsored by the
Spring City & Reed United Methodist Churches
Pastor Dale Wyrick
This pilgrimage will acquaint participants with the geographical and cultural settings of the New Testament and relate historical studies to contemporary dynamics in Israel, Palestine and Jordan. The pilgrimage will include morning and evening fora on historical and contemporary themes and visits with indigenous people. You will learn about the work of the United Methodist Church in the Holy Land. You will visit church supported mission sites. You will meet and have conversations with Israelis and Palestinians, Christians, Muslims and Jews who are involved in various types of peacemaking work. This pilgrimage is designed to introduce particpants to the state of the art of biblical studies in the Holy Land. 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.
Please see the attached syllabus for more details.
Day 1 Depart Chicago.
Day 2 Arrive Amman, transfer to hotel, orientation and introductions. Overnight in Amman.
Day 3 The King's Highway (Nm 21), Madaba, Mt. Nebo (Dt. 34), Amman driving tour. Overnight in Amman
(Matt 2: 23, Luke 1: 26- 38, Qumran, Overnight
Day 4 Jerash (Mk 7:31), Sheikh Hussein Bridge, Beit Shean (time permitting). Overnight in Galilee.
Day 5 boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Church of St. Peter’s Primacy (John 21), Mt. of the Beatitudes (Luke 13: 10-21, Matt 5- 7, 11: 20- 24, Mark 4- 6, John 21), Wadi Hamman, Mt. Arbel, Overnight Galilee
Day 6 Jezreel Valley, Kibbutz Mishmar
ha Emek, Megiddo, (1 Kings 21, John 4: 46-54), Nazareth (Lk. 4: 16-30), The
Basilica of the Annunciation, Sepphoris (time permitting), Caesarea Maritima
(Acts 10). Overnight in Bethlehem
Day 7 Mt. of Olives overview and orientation to Jerusalem, Qasr al Yehud (Mk. 1:1-12; Mt. 3: 1-4:17; Lk. 3: 1-22; 4: 1-13; Jn. 1: 1-42, Masada, The Dead Sea., Qumran (time permitting). Overnight in Bethlehem
Day 8 Bethlehem, Old City walking tour, Church of the Nativity (Lk 2; Mt 2), Herodion, Shepherd’s Fields, Palestinian refugee camp, Israeli settlement. Overnight in Bethlehem
Day 9 Old City of Jerusalem walking tour including the Western Wall, Temple Mount/Harem esh Sharif, St. Ann’s Church, Via Dolorosa, Lithostratos, Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Mt. 27-28; John 20), Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday walk, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane. Overnight Bethlehem
Day 10 Transfer to Airport, departure and return to USA.