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This site will provide you with the tools and resources to: organize or lead a pilgrimage, or join an existing pilgrimage. If you are seeking to join an existing pilgrimage, click here.
If you're seeking to enroll in a course at St. George’s College in Jerusalem please contact the college.
Why a Pilgrimage?
This site focuses on “pilgrimages” to the Holy Land, specifically trips to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. It is a resource for you to plan a meaningful pilgrimage. A pilgrimage can: connect you to the holy sites; give you the opportunity to meet other Christians whose families go back to the first century and are trying to live their faith in the Middle East; and allow you the unique opportunity to build relationships with Christians who live and worship in the Holy Land through the Episcopal Church.
Planning a Pilgrimage
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This site will help you if you are considering making a trip, have already decided to go on a pilgrimage and are in the planning process, or if you have already made a pilgrimage and are seeking to understand how to bring the experience home. Resources include:
Planning a Pilgrimage section. Sample itineraries, when to go, and related costs. This should be your first stop!
Organizing a pilgrimage, including contracting with a travel agent, and guides on the ground.
Episcopal ministries in the Holy Land. How to meet local Christians in their setting.
Practical Details. Suggestions on how to prepare your pilgrims both spiritually and practically for the Pilgrimage.
Staying Connected. Ways by which you can stay in touch with the people you have met there in the section.
Should you want to chat with somebody experienced in planning pilgrimages, we have some volunteers ready to help.