Holy Land Gold Select Pilgrimage
A 10 Day Journey
7- 16 March 2018
$3,524 From Chicago
A Biblical Survey Program including Israel, the West Bank and Jordan
6 Day Elective
The Wonders of Jordan & Petra &
Returning 22 March 2018
Sponsored by the
Spring City & Reed’s Chapel United Methodist Churches
Pastor Dale Wyrick
This pilgrimage will acquaint participants with the geographical and cultural settings of the New Testament and relate historical studies to contemporary dynamics in Israel, Palestine and Jordan. The pilgrimage will include morning and evening fora on historical and contemporary themes and visits with indigenous people. You will learn about the work of the United Methodist Church in the Holy Land. You will visit church supported mission sites. You will meet and have conversations with Israelis and Palestinians, Christians, Muslims and Jews who are involved in various types of peacemaking work. This pilgrimage is designed to introduce particpants to the state of the art of biblical studies in the Holy Land. The learning process will be contextual and experiential. We will endeavor especially to examine the moral dimensions of biblical learning and teaching. We are particularly interested in understanding how biblical studies and the biblical faith relates to the context of the Holy Land.
Please see the attached syllabus for more details.
Day 1 Depart Chicago.
Day 2 Arrive Amman, transfer to hotel, orientation and introductions. Overnight in Amman.
Day 3 The King’s Highway (Nm 21), Madaba, Mt. Nebo (Dt. 34), Amman driving tour. Overnight in Amman
(Matt 2: 23, Luke 1: 26- 38, Qumran, Overnight Taybeh
Day 4 Jerash (Mk 7:31), Sheikh Hussein Bridge, Beit Shean (time permitting). Overnight in Galilee.
Day 5 boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Church of St. Peter’s Primacy (John 21), Mt. of the Beatitudes (Luke 13: 10-21, Matt 5- 7, 11: 20- 24, Mark 4- 6, John 21), Wadi Hamman, Mt. Arbel, Overnight Galilee
Day 6 Jezreel Valley, Kibbutz Mishmar ha Emek, Megiddo, (1 Kings 21, John 4: 46-54), Nazareth (Lk. 4: 16-30), The Basilica of the Annunciation, Sepphoris (time permitting), Caesarea Maritima (Acts 10). Overnight in Bethlehem
Day 7 Mt. of Olives overview and orientation to Jerusalem, Qasr al Yehud (Mk. 1:1-12; Mt. 3: 1-4:17; Lk. 3: 1-22; 4: 1-13; Jn. 1: 1-42, Masada, The Dead Sea., Qumran (time permitting). Overnight in Bethlehem
Day 8 Bethlehem, Old City walking tour, Church of the Nativity (Lk 2; Mt 2), Herodion, Shepherd’s Fields, Palestinian refugee camp, Israeli settlement. Overnight in Bethlehem
Day 9 Old City of Jerusalem walking tour including the Western Wall, Temple Mount/Harem esh Sharif, St. Ann’s Church, Via Dolorosa, Lithostratos, Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Mt. 27-28; John 20), Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday walk, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane. Overnight Bethlehem
Day 10 Transfer to Airport, departure and return to USA.
The Holy Land Gold Select Journey
Spring City & Reed’s Chapel
United Methodist Churches
6 Day Elective
The Wonders of Jordan: Wadi Rum and Petra &
Returning 22 March 2018
Day 10 Hebron, Cave of Macphelah/Ibrahimi Mosque, The Negev, Ein Avdat, Makhtesh Ramon, Araba crossing into Jordan, overnight Aqaba.
Day 11 Wadi Rum jeep safari (optional), Al Beidha (Neolithic settlement), Siq al Barid (Little Petra), overnight in Wadi Musa/Petra.
Day 12 Full day exploration of Petra, overnight in Wadi Musa/Petra.
Day 13 Ein Musa, Shoback Castle (overview), th King’s Highway, overnight Bethlehem.
Day 14 Mount Scopus overview, the Garden Tomb, the Damascus Gate, the Ramparts Walk, the Jaffa Gate, overnight in Bethlehem
Day 15 Solomon’s Qaurries/Zedekiah’s Cave, the Jewish Quarter, the Cardo, the Burnt House, the Broad Wall, Southern Wall Excavations, City of David/Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the Pool of Siloam, the Kidron Valley–time permitting
Day 16 return to the USA
*Meetings with indigenous people are subject to change. Appropriate substitutions will be made in the event that a speaker is unavailable.
” Daily itinerary is subject to local conditions, including weather, opening and closing hours, holidays, flight schedules, etc. Sometimes the order of the itinerary will change due to such circumstances and sometimes substitutions will be made. *Morning and evening fora on various topics will be arranged throughout the program.