Holy Land Pilgrimage: June 10-20, 2016

Join Pastor Ekdale and other members of St. Mark’s on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, June 10-20, 2016.

Encounter the land of the Bible in multiple ways. Spend time in the birthplace of Jesus, exploring sites commemorating his life, ministry, suffering and resurrection.  Pilgrims will also learn about the ministries of the Lutheran church in the Holy Land. Among the sites pilgrims will visit are:

·         Bethlehem area
                      o    Church of the Nativity
                      o    Shepherds Fields
                      o    Solomon’s Wells

·         Jerusalem area
                      o    Mount of Olives and Gethsemane
                      o    Via Doloroso
                      o    Golgotha and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
                      o    Lutheran World Federation’s Augusta Victoria Hospital

·         Dead Sea / Galilee areas
                      o    Massada
                      o    Jordon River baptismal site
                      o    Mount of Beatitudes
                      o    Chapel of the Loaves and Fishes
                      o    Primacy of Peter
o    Capernaum
                      o    Worship on a boat on the Sea of Galilee

·         Nazareth area
                      o    Cana
                      o    Basilica of the Annunciation
                      o    Mt. Carmel

 The anticipated cost for this trip is $1,685 per person for a double occupancy, and $2,025 per person for single occupancy. Airfare is anticipated to cost between $1,500 and $1,800 per person.  Participation is open to everyone whether a member of St. Mark’s or not.

St. Mark's pilgrims in 2013 presenting gifts to the library of Dar Al-Kalima University