Holy Land October 2019 (SOLD OUT)

09 October 2019 to 18 October 2019


Journal

Yom Kippur in Jerusalem; Holy Day of Atonement - like Twilight Zone

Today Janet and I are waiting for our group to arrive tomorrow in Israel. But we get to enjoy and be part of Yom Kippur, the great and holy Day of Atonement for the Jews. It was the day the high priest took the blood of a goat and a bull into the Holy of Holy’s to make atonement for their own sins and the sins of the people.

Yom Kippur looks forward to the coming of Jesus Christ and his atoning death on the cross. The parallels are amazing.

Today feels a bit like Twilight Zone with the streets completely empty and so unusually quiet.


About the Pilgrimage

Everyone is welcome on this trip and you can bring family or friends! It is open to the public. All are welcome.

Steve and Janet have partnered with the same Catholic Nazarene guide for all their trips over the last decade. Amer Shehadeh is a practicing Catholic and a walking encyclopedia. We consider him the finest Christian guide in the Holy Land–and we are not alone in that assessment. Having a Christian guide is very important.

Steve and Janet Ray plan and execute every aspect of this trip–personally. They are with you every step of the pilgrimage.

You’ll enjoy Steve and Janet’s trusted hotels and delicious meals including some amazing dinner experiences away from the typical hotel buffets.

Wine is provided with all dinners along with a wide range of cuisines to experience the Holy Land to it’s fullest.

You will receive their 110-page color handbook, daily YouTube videos so your family and friends can join you virtually every day and a fully edited movie of your trip upon your return home.

Steve personally teaches at the holy sites and shares experiences from over 150 previous trips to Israel and other biblical lands since 1995. We do everything we can to support the local Christians who only make up 1.5% of the population.

Daily Mass at the holiest sites and we pray every Mystery of the Rosary where it took place. Also, pray the Stations of the Cross on the way to Calvary and Mass at the Holy Sepulchre.

We invite you to join this unique and intimate one-bus pilgrimage. Because there will be some Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre among us. It is likely we will participate in the Solemn Entry into the Tomb of Christ and a meeting at the Patriarchate (both pending confirmation). You will be with like-minded Catholics from around the country for a marvelous pilgrimage through the land of our Lord and Our Lady.

Our chaplain will be announced soon. Bishop Folda was originally slated to be the chaplain when it was originally planned as an Equestrian Order pilgrimage. But that plan has now changed and it is no longer an Equestrian Order pilgrimage though some Knights and Ladies of the Order may be joining us.