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Pilgrimage Opportunities


St. Michael's Israel Pilgrimage - October 14-28, 2019 
Join the Rev. Jeunee Godsey and St. Michael’s, Bon Air, parishioners for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October! This active 15-day trip will visit early Christian sites around Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and Nazareth and enjoy guest lectures on contemporary issues. The tour Guide will be Iyad Qumri, a Palestine Christian and Canon in the Diocese of Los Angeles.  Accommodations will be at St. George’s Guest House and the Sisters of Nazareth. Cost will be approximately $4300 all inclusive, including: tour; airfare; ground transportation; room and meals. Space is limited. Please contact Ann Cronan, trip coordinator, to sign up or if you have questions - cell: 804-539-5041, home : 804-639-1005.

Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bishop Magness - February 3-14, 2020
The next Holy Land Pilgrimage led by Bishop Magness will be February 3-14, 2020. Bishop Magness invites you to join him in the spring of 2020 for our second Diocesan pilgrimage to the “Land of the Holy One.” For a number of years he has been making trips to Israel and Palestine for the purpose of both pilgrimage and building relationships. In coordination with Lightline Pilgrimages Bishop Magness has developed a splendid pilgrimage. If you choose to be one of our 2020 pilgrims you will have an incredible opportunity to both renew your faith and expand your knowledge of the land where Jesus lived out his ministry. Quite literally, you will be walking in the places where Jesus walked, and you will be experiencing the world that our Lord experienced. Space is limited to 35 people. Registration deadline is June 7, 2019. Click here for tour brochure and registration form.

England Pilgrimage: Sacred Spires, Joyful Choirs - February 13-22, 2020
Join Hickory Neck Church, Toano, for a choral pilgrimage to England – the birthplace of the Episcopal Church and the home of much of the music that has shaped our past, present, and future. February 13-22, 2020, we will journey from York, to Norwich, Cambridge, Salisbury, Oxford, Canterbury, London, and more, stopping each night in a magnificent cathedral, minster, or college to hear the beautiful renditions of evensong that each unique choir performs. You will also be able to tour historic towns, see the scenic countryside, and explore the art and architecture that has inspired Christians for centuries. Total cost per participant is about $3500 (double-occupancy; airfare, lodging, transportation, entrance fees, and most gratuities and meals included). Contact the Rev. Jennifer Andrews-Weckerly at 757-566-0276 or jandrewsweckerly@hickoryneck.org for more information. Click here for trip brochure. Click here for pilgrimage application form.

Oberammergau Passion Play & Italy - August 17-28, 2020 
Every 10 years since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place at Oberammergau in Germany. You are invited to experience this ancient, historic Passion Play and the village of Oberammergau with the Rev. Travis Greenman and her husband, Hal, August 17-28, 2020. Following the play, enrich your minds and hearts traveling through the Alps to visit Assisi, Florence, and Rome. You are invited to join this exciting spiritual pilgrimage. Click here for the trip brochure. 

Last Published: April 17, 2019 2:22 PM