A number of study tours to Jerusalem and the Mediterranean are are being led by members of the Anglican Church in North America this coming June.
Below is a brief description of each opportunity with links to the schedules, itineraries, and registration information for each.
Sailing into the New Testament World
Led by: New Testament Scholar Dr. Peter Walker and Archbishop Emeritus Robert Duncan
June 24-July 1, 2018
Next June’s trip will be a great opportunity to see a good number of Pauline sites within just one week, including places Paul visited on both his second and third missionary journey’s (Acts 16-20). Walking the streets of Ephesus, Rhodes, Athens, and Corinth, traveling across the Aegean Sea: these are all ways of seeing Paul’s world that will make the New Testament come alive for you in a whole new way. And then there’s the added bonus of sailing to Patmos to see the place where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation.
Please join us as we enjoy this beautiful part of the world, so rich in its history and significance. It will also be great fun! Traveling together will give us the experience of being on vacation with fellow GAFCON attendees and friends, giving us time to reflect on all that we have experienced together in Jerusalem, as well as the opportunity to meet new people and see new places. $2,795 per person.
For more information click here or call 1-800-856-1045, ext 5
CANA East Bible Tour of the Holy Land
Led by: Bishops and Leaders of CANA East
June 4-15, 2018
This will be the eighth tour that Bishop Julian & Brenda Dobbs have coordinated. The total cost of the tour is $4,395, which includes 10 nights in four star hotels, full breakfasts and dinners, transportation to and from the departing US airport, as well as all transportation and entrance fees related to the guided tour. The tour guide will be the same guide that has led all previous tours and there will be regular Bible study, worship and prayer at Holy sites with the Bishops and Archdeacon of CANA East. Among the planned sites for the tour are: the Elah valley where David slew Goliath, the Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Muhraka where Elijah confronted the priests of Baal, Nazareth, Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives. These are only a few of the many sites that will be visited during the eleven day trip.
If you are interested in learning more about this tour, please click here.
Discover Israel – A Leaderworks Exclusive
In partnership with Imagine Tour and Travel
Hosted by: The Rev. David Roseberry
June 13-17 or June 23-26, 2018
Join one or more of the three amazing 5 day/4 night excursions for GAFCON attendees from North America. Each of these excursions will include hotel accommodations in 4 star, First Class hotels, breakfast and dinners, licensed guide, all entrance fee, taxes, tips, and associated costs. I have been leading tours or laity and clergy of Israel for over 22 years.
Excursion I: Survey the Ministry of Jesus: From the coastal plains to the Sea of Galilee; the cool heights of the North and the mountains of Jerusalem.
Excursion II: The Negev, Ramon Crater, Red Sea, Petra, and Masada. Israel and the Desert Like You’ve Never Seen or Imagined
Excursion III: Discovering the Holy City: A detailed experience and tour of the riches and beauty of Jerusalem. (may be adjusted to accommodate Provincial meeting)
Israel Familiarization Tour for Leaders. The Life & World of Jesus, A Shoresh Study Tours Itinerary
Led by: Bishop Neil and Marcia Lebhar
June 7-17, 2018
On this Familiarization Tour especially designed for bishops and other ministry leaders, we will focus on the life of Jesus from his home in Galilee to Jerusalem, giving particular attention to the influence of Jewish thought and culture of the period on the origins of the Christian faith. Our goal is a better understanding of Jesus’ ministry, his place among the Jewish people, and the application of his teachings for us today. The FAM tour will also include sites from the Old Testament. The tour is designed to prepare leaders to lead future trips if they feel so called. Spouses are very welcome to join us as well. We will be staying on the shores of the sea of Galilee he and Christ Church in the Old City in Jerusalem. Thursday, June 7th is Departure from USA. Tour will begin Friday June 8th after 4pm.
Land Price: Per Person, Double Occupancy $1,699
Single Supplement $499
If interested please call 904-701-4230
Holy Land Tour with Bishop Clark and Tricia Lowenfield
Led by: Bishop Clark and Tricia Lowenfield
Bishop Stewart and Katherine Ruch will also be joining this tour.
June 10-17, 2018
Bishop Clark and Tricia are thrilled to invite you on what is truly a trip of a lifetime, touring the Holy Land and experiencing the pages of Scripture come to life. This tour will begin along the Mediterranean Sea and Caesarea by the Sea. It will then move to the Sea of Galilee before heading down into Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley and eventually into Bethlehem. They have chosen to host this tour in conjunction with the time of the 2018 GAFCON meeting, which will surely be an historic event for Anglicans worldwide. For those who are interested, there is also the option of booking accommodations to stay for GAFCON after the Holy Land tour.
$3,759 cash discount price includes: Round trip airfare, transfers with group to/from airport; shared double room in moderate hotel; two meals daily; English speaking guide; transfer to and entrance fees for sites to be visited; travel protection coverage by Travelex.
GAFCON Additional Housing: $1100 per person in double occupancy; $1900 per person in single occupancy.
For more information or to register, visit the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast website, here.