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Pilgrimage to The Holy Land

November 14-25, 2019

The Diocese of Michigan is planning a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We will stay at St. George’s Anglican College in Jerusalem and visit many of the most significant places in Jesus’ life and ministry including Bethlehem, the Jordan River, Capernaum, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and many more.

If you are interested in becoming a pilgrim, please fill out the form below and consider watching a recording of our October 9, 2018 information session here.

Dowload the travel brochure here


The cost of the trip, excluding airfare, is $2,500 and includes accommodations, three meals a day, a tour bus and driver, all entrance fees and our wonderful tour guide. It also includes trip insurance and a chartered bus to and from the airport in Toronto. There is a $540 additional fee if you want a single room. All other rooms are doubles with two twin beds. You are responsible for buying your own souvenirs. It is too early to tell what airfare will cost. In 2016 we saved quite a bit by traveling from Toronto. If we were traveling this November, the cost of round-trip airfare would be about $1100.


is it safe?

Yes! Our guide, Iyad, has led over a hundred groups of Episcopalians over the years and has never had a problem. He is a native of the area and knows how to avoid any potential trouble spots. Our group in 2016 felt totally safe at every moment.

How large will the group be?

The size of the goup is limited to 20 – 35 people.

How strenuous is it?

We do a lot of walking, sometimes up hills and over uneven ground. It is important to be in reasonably good shape, able to walk a couple of miles. In our last group we had several pilgrims with significant mobility issues and they were able to participate in most of our activities, though once or twice they stayed on the bus and met us after a walk.

Is there Hummus?

Oh yes. Hummus is served with every meal!


Contact Eric Williams at revemw@gmail.com

Or Vicki Hesse at vhesse@edomi.org.

Click here to access the updated itinerary

If you’re ready to become a pilgrim, please fill out the form below.

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