The Holy Land & Rome with MESSIAH

The Holy Land & Rome with MESSIAH

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October 17 - 28, 2018

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Messiah is a forthcoming series on the Old Testament messianic prophecies and how Jesus fulfilled them—both during his earthly life, and after. For more information, visit SeeMessiah.com

  • Flight to Israel

    Our pilgrimage begins as we depart our local airport for an overnight flight to Israel.

  • Arrive & leisure at hotel

    On arrival in Tel Aviv, our Tour Manager will greet us and take us by deluxe motor coach to our hotel on the Mediterranean coast. We will have an evening of leisure followed by dinner at our hotel. Overnight Tel Aviv

  • Visit Caesarea, Haifa, Nazareth, & Cana

    Today we travel up the coastline to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea and then onto Haifa. We’ll visit the Carmelite Monastery of “Stella Maris.” Here is Elijah’s Grotto and home of Our Lady of Mount Carmel where our Chaplain will celebrate Mass. Next, we visit Nazareth and see Mary’s Well where the Angel Gabriel told Mary she would give birth to Our Lord Jesus Christ. We will also visit St. Joseph’s Church and the Church of Annunciation. Continue to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, site of Jesus’s first miracle. Overnight Galilee

  • Sail the Galilee, visit Capernaum, Chorazim, & Tabgha

    Today, we sail across the Sea of Galilee. See the “Jesus Boat” uncovered in 1986 from the mud of the seashore. Visit the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy and explore Capernaum with the new church built on St. Peter’s house. See Chorazim, which was cursed by Our Lord because the people did not follow his teachings. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes where Our Lord preached the Sermon on the Mount, where you have Mass, and lunch at the Franciscan Convent. Then to Tabgha, Greek for Seven Springs and the Church of the Multiplication of Fishes and Loaves. Overnight Galilee

  • Visit Mount Tabor, Samaria, Jericho, & Jerusalem

    Start the day visiting Mt. Tabor and the Church of Transfiguration, before passing through the breathtaking scenery of Samaria to Jacob’s Well, where Jesus met the Samaritan woman. On to Jericho, the oldest known inhabited city in the world. This afternoon, follow the Ancient Pilgrims route via the Samaritan Inn to Jerusalem. On the way, we will make a stop in Bethlehem to visit the Shepherd’s Field and Grotto. See the Church of Nativity built over the birthplace of Our Lord and St. Catherine’s over the tomb of St. Jerome. Here we will celebrate Mass. Overnight Jerusalem

  • Visit Jerusalem

    Enjoy the view from the Mount of Olives, visit the Church of Pater Noster and the Chapel of Ascension. Walk down the Palm Sunday Road, stopping at the Chapel of Dominus Flevit where your chaplain celebrates Mass. Continue to the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. Descend across the Kidron Valley, to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Christ three times. Continue on to Mt. Zion to visit the room of the Last Supper, King David’s Tomb and the Church of the Dormition. Overnight in Jerusalem

  • Visit Jerusalem

    Start the day by visiting the Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne’s Church, the Chapel of Flagellation and Condemnation, the Prison, Ecco Home Arch and onto the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross to the Holy Sepulchre. We'll continue to the Old City to see the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. On the way back to Jerusalem, stop at the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist, and see the Church of Visitation where Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth. In Jerusalem, you have a panoramic tour of the New City. Overnight Jerusalem

  • Flight to Rome

    Today, we say farewell to the Holy Land before departing on our flight to Rome. On arrival, we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the Eternal City. We will check into our hotel this evening, followed by dinner. Overnight Rome

  • Visit Ancient Rome

    After enjoying breakfast at our hotel, we will travel back in time today with a historic tour of Ancient Rome. Making our way along centuries-old cobblestone streets lined with Rome’s stately stone pines, we will arrive at the triumphal Arch of Constantine, built in 315 AD after Constantine's victory over Maxentius. Under one hundred feet away stands Ancient Rome’s monumental, three-tiered Colosseum, an amphitheater once used for gladiatorial games. We will enjoy a tour from the inside to get a better perspective of its massive size and importance to the Roman Empire. We will continue onto the Roman Forum, open grounds now surrounded by the ruins of the ancient government buildings at the center of Ancient Rome. Overnight Rome

  • Visit the Vatican

    Breakfast will be served at our hotel this morning. We will spend today in the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and the smallest country in the world, the Vatican. We will tour Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, and the Sistine Chapel, all built on the site where Saint Peter, the chief apostle, died a martyr and was buried in 64 AD. We will finish the day with dinner. Overnight Rome

  • Visit the Papal Basilicas

    Today, we will enjoy an orientation tour of the Papal Basilicas. We'll start at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral of Rome. In the afternoon, we will visit the Basilica of Mary Major (which was built after a miraculous event and embellished to celebrate the ecumenical council of Ephesus). Lastly, we'll visit the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, located at the burial place of St. Paul, which lies outside the Aurelian Wall, hence its name. Tonight we gather for our Farewell Dinner. Overnight Rome

  • Farwell & flight home

    With a renewed sense of pilgrimage and an invigorated love of our Catholic faith, we will board our plane for our flight home.

 

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