Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Advent 2018
Advent: The Coming of Christ into the World
A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
led by Fr. Todd McDowell, Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood, MO
and Fr. Michael Bird, Christ Church, Bronxville, NY
November 24 - December 5, 2018
The Holy Land is often called the 5th Gospel for its power to bring scripture alive and inspire us all in our Christian faith. You are invited to see the sacred sites and walk the sacred journeys of Jesus as Fr. Todd McDowell leads a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Our journey is in the season of Advent 2018, when we again prepare for the coming of Christ in the World. We will visit the Church of the Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel announced the coming of the Savior. Journey to Bethlehem to see one of the oldest churches in Christendom and the place of Jesus’ birth. See the many sites around and on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus spent most of his three years of ministry. Go to the place of Jesus’ baptism at the River Jordan and renew our own Baptismal
Covenant. Travel to Jerusalem and walk the Via Dolorosa as we make our way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Christianity’s holiest church, where the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ took place.
This pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine, with an optional visit to the Kingdom of Jordan, is open to all. The tour is organized by Lightline Pilgrimages, the official pilgrimage partner for the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.
For complete details, download a brochure here.
You are invited to attend a pilgrimage information session, led by Fr. Todd McDowell:
Sunday, April 15
Grace Episcopal Church