holy land pilgrimage

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is sometimes described as the "Fifth Gospel", because those who go will see the whole Bible - especially the four Gospels - much more vividly. Of the 53 persons who went on the 2022 journey, about half came from Incarnation, with the rest joining from other sister congregations and partners. Below you will find the itinerary from our 2022 trip. For those who are interested we hope to go again in 2024!


Depart Dulles for Vienna (Austrian Airlines)

Monday - Come, Follow Me
Depart Vienna for Tel Aviv (Austrian Airlines)
Arrive Tel Aviv
Meet Guide Sam Makarios & Driver Issa
Caesarea Maritima aqueduct & beach
Dinner & overnight at Ron Beach Hotel, Tiberias

Tuesday - Who Is This?
Sea of Galilee boat ride
Church of the Primacy of Peter, Tabgha
St. Peter fish lunch at Tanureen, Migdal
Church of the Multiplication, Tabgha
Mount of Beatitudes Church, Korazim
Magdala, Migdal
Dinner & overnight at Ron Beach Hotel, Tiberias

Wednesday - Can This Be The Christ?
1st C tomb, Sisters of Nazareth Convent, Nazareth
Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth
Church of the Nutrition, Nazareth
Into the West Bank through Jenin
Lunch: makloubeh (upside-down) at Samaria Restaurant, Sebastia
Jacob’s well, Church of St. Photina, Nablus
Dinner & overnight at Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem

Thursday - Do You Want to Be Healed?
Western Wall, Jerusalem Old City
Temple Mount, Jerusalem Old City
Church of St. Anne (singing Come Thou Fount), Jerusalem Old City
Pools of Bethesda, Jerusalem Old City
Shepherd’s Field and Cave, Beit Sahour
Lunch at The Tent, Beit Sahour
Nissan Brothers shopping, Bethlehem
Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
St. Jerome’s Cave, Bethlehem
Dinner & overnight at Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem

Friday - Water Day
Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Jerusalem City of David
Pool of Siloam, Jerusalem City of David
Qasr al Yahud baptismal site, Jordan River
Lunch at Al Rawda restaurant, Jericho
Hiking Ein Gedi nature reserve
Shopping at Temptation Gallery (Al Kemah), Jericho
Evening Prayer at Wadi Qelt, overlooking St. George Monastery
Dinner & overnight at Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem

Saturday - Old City
Church of All Nations, Jerusalem Mt of Olives
Gethsemane private garden, Jerusalem Mt of Olives
Group photo on Mount of Olives
Walk down Palm Sunday road to Dominus Flevit Church
Kidron Valley walk to Pool of Siloam
Lunch in the Old City
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem Old City
Walk through the Suq
Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Jerusalem City of David
Dinner at Ambassador Hotel, Bethlehem
Wine Festival at the Cremisian Vineyards, Bethelem
Overnight at Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem

Sunday - Resurrection Day
Walk the Via Dolorosa to Holy Sepulchre
Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Jerusalem
Lunch at City View, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem
Farewell to Sam & Issa
Cross into Jordan via Allenby Bridge
New guides Fadi Shawkat Haddad and Ashraf Haddad
Swimming, dinner & overnight at Crowne Plaza Dead Sea, Swemieh, Jordan

Monday - Petra & Departure
Lunch at The Basin restaurant
Depart Crowne Plaza

Depart Amman for Frankfurt (Lufthansa)
Depart Frankfurt for Dulles (United)

Arrive Dulles