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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.

Choral Pilgrimage of England - January 30 to February 8, 2020
You are invited to join the Christ and Grace, Petersburg, for a Choral Pilgrimage to England, January 30 to February 8, 2020, led by the Rev Robin Teasley, William Owen, and Matthew Little. A Choral Pilgrimage is a rich musical and spiritual journey where pilgrims seek an encounter with the Holy in the glory of choral music and the spiritual sites of our Anglican heritage. We will be exploring some of these historic and sacred sites each day as we worship daily at Evensongs and sung Eucharists in some of England's most beautiful cathedrals and collegiate chapels. We will hear the resident world-famous choirs (not guest or touring choirs) sing in their home settings. The Organists and Music Directors will frequently join us for a meal to tell us more about their work, and we will have special reserved seating in the Quires. William Owen has led six of these journeys at his former parish, Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Wilmington, DE. For further information, please see our brochure or contact Christ and Grace at churchoffice@christandgrace.org.

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 6-15, 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 6-15, 2020 (note: revised dates), 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 a trip brochure and registration 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 29, 2019 11:20 AM