In 7 October 2019, we went on an 11 days life-changing spiritual journey to the Holy Land from Denver, CO with Fr. Steve Adams (Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church) to explore the place where our faith started.
On this pilgrimage, we got to see the holy sites where several miracles happened like the Fish and Loaves miracle in Tabgha, the transformation of water into wine during the Marriage at Cana, and many more. In our pilgrimages, our travel guides use the Holy Bible to make the words to life.
We toured the garden of Gethsemane, named in the New Testament as the place where Jesus went with his disciples to pray the night before he was crucified.
We also got baptized in River Jordan, the river Jesus was baptized in.
Every time we went to these holy sites, we read the biblical passages that are associated with these sites. The miracles that Jesus performed during his ministry, as recorded in the New Testament of the Bible.
In the below video, you'll see a sneak peak of this moving and meaningful experience.
In the previous video, you can see a sneak peak of our pilgrimages. First, we went to Jordan River, where Jesus Christ began His ministry. This the river where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
Qumran National Park
Then, we visited Qumran National Park, which is best known as the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered not so long ago. It is arguably the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century!
You can also see when we went to the Dead Sea, which is the lowest place on earth. The pilgrims had so much flying applying the natural Dead Sea mud, and floating on its salt water.
Hebron Hand-blown Glass
What is really unique about our pilgrimages is that we get to know the local community through their handmade products. In this video, you can see our trip to Hebron's handmade glass workshop. This strong glass is hand-blown, and doesn't break easily.
The Wedding Church
This part is always exciting where we go to the Wedding Church at Cana, and renew couple's wedding vows. It is also known as the Franciscan Wedding Church, which is located in the central part of the town of Kafr Kanna, in the Lower Galilee. It is solely dedicated to weddings.
Moreover, you’ll attend a service where Jesus Christ was born, preached, healed and resurrected, and have a chance to meet our family members during your visit, who’ll host you for a dinner. You are also given the choice to visit our workshop in Bethlehem, which is an additional mark that is not obligatory. Given the chance, we would love to show you how we handcraft the Holy Land’s olive trees to turn them into remarkable olive wood carvings.
We ensure you a unique experience where all will be taken into account and the best service is provided. Our tours are customized just for you including a guide that’ll match the group’s expectations.
Bethlehem Handicrafts: The Holy Land experience you’ll never forget.
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