The Women of the Bible course is a ten day study pilgrimage which offers a reflective spiritual experience visiting the holy sites relating to both the Old and New Testaments highlighting especially the stories of women.
Particular course itineraries vary, but typically many of the following places would feature in the schedule.
- Ein Kerem, the village where Elizabeth lived and where she met Mary when they were both pregnant
- The place of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem
- Jesus’ childhood home and the site of the Annunciation in Nazareth
- The site of Christ’s baptism (where there is an opportunity to renew baptismal vows)
- The Judean desert where Jesus was tempted after his baptism
- The Sea of Galilee, including Jesus “own town” (Matt. 9.1), Capernaum
- The Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14.32–49)
- The remains of the Jerusalem Temple complex from Jesus’ day (i.e. the Western Wall and special excavations south and west of the Temple’s retaining wall
- The Way of the Cross, the site of the crucifixion and Jesus’ tomb.
- Emmaus, where Christ appeared after his resurrection (Luke 24.13-31)
- Visit St Anne’s Church, Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-18)
- Worship with the local Anglican community