18 Day Holy Land Holy Mission Trip From Denver CO May 21- June 07 2018 ( Join Father Andre and Father Chris, and St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church and Holy Ghost Catholic Church)

18 Day Holy Land Holy Mission Trip From Denver CO May 21- June 07 2018 ( Join Father Andre and Father Chris, and St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church and Holy Ghost Catholic Church)

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MONDAY – May 21 (Day 1): Departure

Depart for our overnight in flight to Beirut Lebanon. We are served dinner and breakfast on board.

TUESDAY – May 22 (Day 2): Arrival to Beirut Airport – Transfer to Hotel

We will arrive in Beirut Airport, we will meet our guide & bus driver and head directly to our hotel in Jounieh for dinner and overnight

WEDNESDAY – May 23 (Day 3): Byblos – Churches in Behdaidat – Jeita Grotto

After breakfast, we will star our tour with a visit to Jbeil (Byblos), on the Mediterranean Sea, and it has an amazing ancient port with crusaders ruins, then we will continue to visit the churches there which are Har Mar Youssef, Har Mar Nohra and Har Mar Jerios. End of the day will be visiting Jeita Grotto. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.


THURSDAY – May 24 (Day 4): Bsharri – Jubran Khalil Jubran Museum – Spring of Mar Sarkis – Saint Antonio’s Kozhaya
On this day will start our day with a visit to city of Bsharri the birthplace of the famous poet Jubran Khalil Jubran, then we will continue to visit the museum which was built in 1975. The site includes Jubran’s furniture, personal belongings, and private library. Then we continue to visit the monastery of Mar Sarkis, which was built in 8th century and its located in Zgharta district in north Lebanon. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Jounieh.


FRIDAY – May 25 (Day 5): Harissa by Cable Car – Meet Maronite Patriarch – St. Jacob

After breakfast, we will visit Harissa by Cable Car. Harissa is a key Christian pilgrimage site with a shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon. And it’s located 27 km north of Beirut. After that we will have a meeting with the Maronite Patriarch. End of the day will be visiting Saint Jacob Church in Beirut. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.


SATURDAY – May 26 (Day 6): Saint Charbel Anaya – Saint Hardini – Blessed Stephen

On this day, we will start our day visiting the famous Saint Charbel monastery in Anaya who did a lot miracles in Lebanon such as healing the nun. Then we will continue to visit Saint Hardini (Nimatullah Kassab), a Lebanese monk and scholar of the Maronite Church who did the famous miracle of healing the Altar Boy. End of the day will be at Blessed Stephen “Brother Estephen Nehme” who did also a lot of miracles. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

SUNDAY – May 27 (Day 7): Visiting Syrian Refugee Camps in Beirut

We depart from our hotel in Beirut, and we will have a full day tour visiting the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon & Beirut, where thousands of Syrians left their country and living now in refugee camps in Beirut, we will see how they are living their daily life. Dinner at hotel in Jounieh.

MONDAY – May 28 (Day 8): Lady of Mantara – Sidon

After breakfast, we depart to visit our Lady of Mantara (Our Lady of Waiting) which is a Melkite Greek Catholic Shrine in Lebanon, its located 50 KM away from Beirut, in Maghdouche district. Then we continue to visit Sidon one the sea, which is the third largest city in Lebanon. (Sidon is a son of Canaan). Dinner and overnight in Jounieh

TUESDAY – May 29 (Day 9): Depart Lebanon – Arrival Jordan – Transfer to Hotel

On this day, we will depart Lebanon and arrive to Jordan through Queen Alia International Airport. Your group will transfer to your hotel in Amman in time to check-in. Enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.


WEDNESDAY – May 30 (Day 10): Maronite Monastery of St. Charbel - Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Meeting with Priest at the Monastery in Fuheis

After breakfast, we will start our day with a visit to Maronite Monastery of St. Charbel. Then continue to Madaba “City of Mosaics,” Madaba (approximately one hour and forty minutes). While in this city, you will visit St. George’s Church that is home to a true treasure of Christianity. This Church houses the oldest map of the Holy Land which includes Israel, Palestine, and Southern Egypt. Later, you will visit Mt. Nebo the most revered holy sites of Jordan. This mountain was mentioned in Deuteronomy 34, “Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah…”. End of the day will be meeting the priest in Fuheis who take care of Iraqi refugees. Dinner and overnight in Amman.

THURSDAYMay 31 (Day 11): Amman – Petra – Amman

We will start our day after breakfast with a drive to the“lost” city of Petra, This city is located amongst rugged desert canyons and mountains. Today, you will enjoy a walking tour of the former capital and trading center. Your first stop will be a visit to the Siq, a mile-long gorge that contains a number of magnificent structures that are carved into the mountains. The walk will culminate with a visit to the Petra Museum. The Museum holds numerous artifacts from the Neolithic period of the Nabataen history. The museum also contains architecture from the Romans as well as, a Byzantine chapel. After a touring day we will get back to Amman for dinner and overnight.

FRIDAY – June 01 (Day 12): Bethany Beyond Jordan – Sheikh Hussien – Tabor – Tiberias

After breakfast we will depart from hotel and visit Bethany. Then we cross the Sheikh Hussien bridge and arrive to Israel, then we continue to Mount Tabor and we will visit the Basilica of the transfugiration. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

SATURDAY – June 02 (Day 13): Caesarea – Stella Maris – Nazareth – Cana – Tiberias

On this day will start our trip with a visit to Caesarea the former capital of Judea. Then we will continue to Haifa we will visit the Carmelite monastery. The monastery is located above the cave where Elijah the prohpet once lived. Then we will continue to Nazareth you will experience the town where Mary once lived and where Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). During the visit to Nazareth, your group will visit the Basilica of the annunciation and church of St. Joseph which tradition identifies as the workshop and home of the Holy Family. Also, your group will visit Mary’s Well where the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she will bear the Son of God. End of the day will be at Cana where we will renew the wedding vows. Dinner and overnight at Nazareth.


SUNDAY – June 03 (Day 14): Sea of Galilee – Mt. Beatitudes – Magdala – Capernaum

After breakfast we will have a boat ride on the beautiful and scenic, Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). During this ride, your group will also view the remains of a boat that dates back to the time of Jesus. Following the Sea of Galilee, your group will continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus proclaimed His great Sermon on the Mount Near the mount is Tabgha, one of Jesus’ miracle sites. At Tabgha, Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 people from five loaves of bread, and two fish; also we will visit St. Peters primacy where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter. Your tour continues as you visit the birthplace of Mary Magdalene in Magdala. During the time of Jesus, this village was a prosperous fishing village that exported fish and garum. Your day concludes at Capernaum, the launching place of Jesus’ ministry. In Capernaum, your group will have the opportunity to see the Synagogue of where Jesus taught. Dinner and overnight in Hotel in Nazareth.

MONDAY – June 04 (Day 15): Jericho – Qumran – Dead Sea – Jerusalem

We will start our day with a visit to Jericho the oldest inhabited city in the world, Jericho (Joshua 6:12-25). In Jericho, you will have the opportunity to view the exact location, the Mount of Temptation, of where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast. Then avisit to Qumran is made up of 2,000 year old ruins from the days of the Second Temple, and also the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and discovered (Ezekial 47:8-10). These writings have helped further the understanding of Jewish background in Christianity. Your group will have the opportunity to take a float in the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest spot on Earth Dinner and overnight in Bethelehm.

TUESDAY – June 05 (Day 16): Mount Olives – Mt. Zion – Bethlehem

On this day we will start our day with a visit to Gethsemane a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Jesus brought His disciples here to pray the night before He was crucified. Then we will go to Mount of Olives and start the visit with Asencion Chapel. Then we will continue to Pater Noster Church (included), where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer. You will have the opportunity to stop at Dominus Flevit, which is a Church that commemorates where Jesus wept for Jerusalem. Then we will continue to visit Mount Zion, there we will visit the St. Peter in Galicantu, this Church commemorates where Jesus was examined and eventually imprisoned before the Council in Jerusalem. It also commemorates Peter’s Denial of Christ Peters’ repentance, and Jesus’ forgiveness of Peter. You will also visit the Upper Room on Mt. Zion. The Upper Room is where Jesus and His disciples celebrated the Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30) and, where Jesus appeared to His disciples after His Death. End of the day will be at Bethlehem and the church of the nativity and manger square. Dinner and overnight in Bethelehm.

WEDNSDAY – June 06 (Day 17): Via Dolorsoa – Holy Sepulcre – St. Anne – Ecce Homo – Meeting with Patriarch of Jerusalem – Ein Karem

We will start our day with an early walk to Via Dolorosa and the condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (John 18:28-19:16). Following His condemnation, He was taken (on the Road to Calvary) to His place of Crucifixion. Your group will reflect upon the Stations of the Cross as you travel through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Luke 23:26-33). This Sacred destination is the site of Calvary (Jesus’ crucifixion place) and, His tomb (Luke 23: 50-55). Your group will celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Following Mass, your group will return to the Hotel to enjoy breakfast. We will continue our day with a visit to the Church of St. Anne’s, the home of Jesus’ maternal grandparents (Anne and Joachim); and the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the crippled man (John 5:1-9). We will have a meeting with the Patriarch of Jerusalem who deliver shells to the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre. End of the day will be at Ein Karem visiting the church of St. John the Baptist and Church of the visitation. Dinner and overnight in Bethelehm.


THURSDAY – June 07 (Day 18): Departure

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Assistance to Check in, we will arrive home on the same day

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 Packagepriceincludes  thefollowing:

  • Meet & Assist at Beirut, Amman and Tel Aviv Airports upon arrivals and departures.
  • Sixteen nights’ accommodation in Lebanon, Jordan and Holy Land  in double occupancy with breakfast and  dinner.
  • Seventeen days sightseeing in modern air conditioned private bus.
  • English speaking government licensed guide on duty.
  • All entrance fees to places of interests .
  • Special dinner at oriental restaurant.
  • Round Trip airline ticket
  • Mass Daily

Package price does not include the following:

  • Lunches and Soft drinks.
  • Tips for Guide, Driver .
  • All Personal Expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.