A Post-Pandemic Pilgrimage/Study Trip to the Holy Land
July 27 – August 6
Explore the sites of the Holy Land (Jerusalem, West Bank, and Galilee) through the theological lens of a pluralist Orthodox Rabbi, an Israeli political activist and beautiful storyteller, a local Palestinian Guide, and a religious educator and Episcopal priest.
20 spots available. All (Episcopalian or not Episcopalian) are welcome.
$3,790 includes: quality hotels (St. George’s guest house if available when they reopen soon, Ein Gedi hotel, and Emily Hotel), airfare from Chicago, all meals except lunches, all entrance fees. Add $890 if you want your own room.
Seven $1800 Stand and See scholarships are available to Episcopal postulants and newly-ordained clergy from any diocese.
Other aspects of this trip:
- Discuss Becoming Beloved Community in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- Discover the ancient and modern sites, people, stories, and events of the Holy Land through articles, podcasts, and films curated by the Rev. Jason Oden
- Unique stops on the itinerary curated by Rabbi Brad Hirschfield and local guide Gary Kamen, including Roots, a grassroots movement promoting understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians
- Worship at St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem
- An extended visit with The Rev. Nael Abu Rahmoun, vicar of Christ Church in Nazareth, to learn more about the peace and justice work that he and the congregation are engaged in for the Nazareth community.
- Spiritual Practices and Experiences: Daily prayer, Eucharists, Stations of the Cross, baptismal renewal vows in the Jordan River
For more information and to sign up, contact the Rev. Jason Oden at firstname.lastname@example.org.