Join Bishop Hopeton Clennon on a Moravian Holy Land Tour! This journey of a lifetime departs on January 3, 2018.
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Live Audio Headsets
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
† If air purchased through EO.
Day 1 Depart USA
Day 2 Arrive in the Holy Land
Day 3 Nazareth and the Galilee
Visit Nazareth, Jesus' boyhood home (Matthew 2: 23). Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus' ministry in the Galilee. Visit the synagogue that stands on the site where Jesus taught. Recall His teaching and preaching the gospel of the kingdom (Matt. 4: 13, 23). With Bible in hand, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee by boat. Along the way, participate in a special on board worship service. At Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, you'll learn about the Ancient Boat, a rare example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed. Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached to the people (Matt. 5-7). At the River Jordan you can remember your baptism in the Yardenit Baptismal Site.
Day 4 Beit Shean, Megiddo, Caesarea
Day 5 Jericho, Qumran, and Bethlehem
Travel to Jericho and visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6: 1, 2, 20). From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4: 1 -11). Even today, the road from Jericho to Jerusalem twists for miles as it climbs from below sea level into the Judean mountains. Jesus traveled the nearby Roman road, the setting of His parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30 -36). Travel to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, to discuss the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea. In Bethlehem, you'll visit the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1: 18 - 25; Luke 2: 1-7). The church, which was constructed on the site, is the world's oldest functioning church. Nearby you'll view Shepherds' Field where the Good News was first heard.
Day 6 Jerusalem
Visit the Haas Promenade and enjoy a panoramic view from the south of Jerusalem, the Old City walls and the hill called Mount Moriah where Abraham was commanded by God to offer Isaac as a burnt offering (Gen. 22: 2, 4). View the Kidron Valley and the Valley of Gehenna. Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the Golden City of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1: 9 - 12). Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane as Jesus prayed (Matt. 26: 36 - 44). On Mount Zion visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned for a night (Matt. 26: 57 - 65). Stand in the Upper Room, revered as the place of the Last Supper (Mark 14: 12 - 26). View the site of King David's Tomb.
Day 7 Leisure Day with optional Masada and Dead Sea Tour
Explore on your own or visit Masada (additional charge), Herod’s mountaintop fortress that became the last stronghold of the Jewish Rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore. Peer down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. Time permitting, you’ll stop briefly at the shores of the Dead Sea for a quick dip in the salt and mineral‐laden waters.
Day 8 Jerusalem and the Old City
Visit the Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City once lined with shops, now partially restored. View the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1‐31) where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle, and sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23: 1 ‐ 11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross”, and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Day 9 Jerusalem
Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. View the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament. Visit and worship at the Garden Tomb, possible site of the garden of Joseph of Arimathea and experience the reality of the Resurrection. The afternoon is free for exploring or mission sites.
Day 10 Return to USA
Return home with memories of the people and places of the Holy Land.