Holy Land Gold Select Pilgrimage
A 10 Day Journey
A Biblical Survey Program including Israel and the West Bank
Sponsored by the
Spring City & Reed's Chapel United Methodist Churches
Pastor Dale Wyrick
7- 16 March 2019
$3,524 From Chicago
2 Day Elective
Returning 16 March 2019
4 Day Elective
The Wonders of Jordan & Petra &
Returning 20 March 2019
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 Tel Aviv, transfer to hotel, orientation and introductions. Overnight in Taybeh.
Day 3 1st Cenury house, Jericho, Tel es
Sultan, Qasr al Yehud (baptismal site-Mk. 1:1-12; Mt. 3: 1-4:17; Lk. 3: 1-22;
4: 1-13; Jn. 1: 1-42), Overnight in Taybeh.
Day 4 Nablus, Jacob's Well (Jn 4:46-54), Megiddo (Rev. 16:16), Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation (Lk 1: 26-38), Sisters of Nazareth Convent. 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 in Galilee.
Day 6 Naharayim, the Jordan River Valley,
Bethlehem, Old City walking tour, Church of the Nativity (Lk 2, Mt 2), Herodian,
Shepherds Fields. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 7 Mt. of Olives overview and orientation to Jerusalem, Palm Sunday walk, Dominus Flevit Church, Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum, 2nd Temple model, Shrine of the Book, Israeli settlement. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 8 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), Palestinian refugee camp. Overnight in Bethlehem
Day 9 adi Qelt, Masada, The Dead Sea., Qumran (time permitting). Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 10 Transfer to Airport, departure and return to USA.