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"The Word of our God stands forever."
Isaiah 40:8
Itinerary Israel Study Trip - April 10 – 24, 2018


Day 1…Tues, April 10    Depart Toronto on AC # 84  at 4:40PM

Day 2…Wed, April 11    Arrive Tel Aviv at 10:05 AM  :  Orientation to Jerusalem….
  • Early Check in, lunch
  • Ophel Hill (Gihon Springs, Pools of Siloam)
  • Archeological excavations- City of David
  • Western Wall and Davidson Center
  • Tunnel Walk (reservation 18:00)

Day 3…Thurs, Apr 12      Bethlehem
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Shepherd's Field (Mass) 11:00
  • Lunch and  Bethlehem University  (12:30 - 3:30)
  • Evening Sound and Light Show

Day 4… Friday, Apr 13    Light in the darkness…hope
  • Yad Vashem,   lunch,   Valley of the Communities
  • Ein Kerem Church of St John (Mass) 4PM
       
Day 5…Sat, Apr 14         Mt of Olives:
  • Pater Noster, Dome of Ascension
  • Dominus Flevit
  • Church of All Nations 
  • To  Dormition,  Peter in Gallicantu,  Upper Room

Day 6…Sun, Apr 15           Old City:
  • 9:30 AM Mass at Holy Sepulcre Church (visit there)
  • Via Dolorosa-in reverse!  Visit St Anne Churc
  • PM Hadassah Hospital-Chagal Windows
  • Israel Museum-Holy Land model and Shrine of the Book


Day 7…Mon, Apr 16        Depart for  desert:
  • Visit to Bethany: Church of Lazarus and tomb
  • Bet Guvrin Caves
  • Tel Sheva
  • O/N Mizpe Ramon

Day 8… Tues, Apr 17        Wilderness wandering 
  • AM - Visitors center at Ramon Crater
  • Desert Mass (Ein Avdat)
  • Masada
  • Isrotel- Dead Sea (3 PM arrival)

Day 9…Wed, Apr 18         To Galilee
  • Visit Qumran, Baptismal site,  tel of Jericho,  Beth Shean, Beth Alfa
  • To Ein Gev  by  5PM 

Day 10…Thurs, Apr 19    Around the Lake
  • Capernaum (Mass 9:30) visit site…
  • Walk to Primacy Church
  • Visit Magdala
  • Boat ride

Day 11…Fri,  Apr 20     Going North
  • AM…Visit Dan and Banias
  • Returning visit Church of Beatitudes … descend the hill of Beatitudes to the Church of Multiplication  

Day 12…Sat, Apr 21    
  • Mt Tabor
  • Nazareth  (Mass at Church of St Joseph  1:00 PM)
  • Megiddo (Shabbat)


Day 13…Sun, Apr 22    Mass at Tabgah (Church of the Multiplication- lakeside)  9:30 AM
  • Baram
  • Rosh Hanikra
  • Akko
  • To Nachsholim

Day 14… Mon, Apr 23    Late check out from Nachsholim (1PM)
  • Carmel (Mukrakkah),  Caesarea 
  • To Joppa- dinner in Joppa

Departure:  Tuesday 4/24  at 12:50 AM  Arriving Toronto at 5:30AM   AC # 85