Holy Land May 2019 (SOLD OUT)
08 May 2019 to 17 May 2019
You can watch the full length Pilgrimage below or download it here.
Bethlehem all Day and Exclusive Entrance to the Tomb
Bethlehem is a unique city in the Palestinian West Bank. we spend the day here starting out in our favorite caps on olivewood store where we know there are quality products and where it’s safe to use credit cards and to have things shipped. A lot of the olive wood being sold in Israel today are knock off carvings from China. We teach our groups to be discerning.
Mass inside the cave where the angels appeared to the shepherds on the first Christmas Eve (homily here). Lunch at the Christmas Tree Restaurant with falafel‘s and Shawarma. Then to the Church of Nativity where we touched the birthplace of Christ and prayed the 3rd Joyful Mystery.
Then the highlight of our trip! We took our group for the Solemn Entry into the Tomb of Christ. The Franciscans met us at the door of the church amidst the crowds and escorted us in with organ playing and Latin singing. After an address by the superior general of the Holy Sepulchre, we enter the tomb 4 x 4. What a great day!
About the Pilgrimage
This is a beautiful time of the year to tour the Holy Land. Usually warm but not too hot with almost no chance of rain. We have the best Mass sites selected for you and we will visit every Rosary site and pray that Mystery while there. Join us!
Steve and Janet have partnered with the same Catholic Nazarene guide for all their trips over the last decade. Amer 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.
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 Tomb.
Enjoy a group of like-minded Catholics the from around the country for a marvelous pilgrimage through the land of our Lord and Our Lady.
Our priest will be one of Steve and Janet’s good friends who has joined them on numerous pilgrimages. His name is Fr. Mark Seiker from Nebraska and everyone loves his fine homilies, devout Masses and his personal involvement along the way. (He is one of three priest brothers from his family!!)