Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Pilgrimstur til Israel, 14. til 23. oktober, 2012

Vi reiser med p. Piotr Krysztofiak. Daglig messe og mulighet for bønn og refleksjon. Detljert program følger under, på engelsk...

Holy Land Pilgrimage, October 14th to 23rd, 2012

Itinerary may be altered as a result of security, logistics or weather concerns                                                      
Sunday , 14th  October, 2012

  •            Arrival at the Ben Gurion airport and transfer to Tel Aviv
  •            Meeting with a Keshet representative and introduction to the program 
  •            Evening tour in old Jaffa, where St. Peter had his vision on the rooftop of the House of Simon
  •            Dinner and overnight at hotel City in Tel Aviv

Monday, 15th  October, 2012
  •         Visit of the Diaspora Museum that describes the Jewish experience from the exile after the destruction of the First Temple, 2,600 years ago, to the present
  •         Drive along the coast to Caesarea, where St. Peter baptized the first Gentile convert (Cornelius) and where St. Paul was imprisoned.
  •        Continue to Muhraqa, where the Carmelite Monastery of St. Elijah marks the place where the prophet Elijah triumphed over the false prophets of Ba’al.
  •        Introduction to the Bedouin culture with a local family
  •        Dinner and overnight at hotel Maagan Eden by the Sea of Galilee
Tuesday, 16th  October, 2012

  •             Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, the scene of the Sermon on the Mount
  •             Visit the ruins of Capernaum, the home of Jesus as well as the apostles Peter, Andrew, James and John    and the tax collector Matthew
  •             Walk around Tabgha Church, known as the site of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes
  •             Visit a Kibbutz in the upper Galilee, with an on-site lecture about life along the Lebanese border
  •             Tour Caesarea Philippi, the place of Peter’s confession
  •             Dinner and overnight at hotel Maagan Eden by the Sea of Galilee

Wednesday, 17th  October, 2012

  •               Visit Megiddo, the ancient fortified city, known as the site of Armageddon
  •               Tour at Mt. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration.
  •               Continue to Nazareth, visiting the Basilica of the Annunciation. Tour of Nazareth
  •               Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee at the sunset
  •               Dinner and overnight at hotel Maagan Eden by the Sea of Galilee

Thursday, 18th  October, 2012

  •             Drive southwards through the Jordan River Valley
  •             Visit  the top of Masada, Herod's magnificent palace and fortress
  •             Beautiful nature hike to the Ein Gedi spring, where David encountered King Saul
  •             Swim and float in the Dead Sea, bathing yourself in the mineral rich water and mud (if time permits)
  •             Dinner and overnight in Ecce Homo Convent, Jerusalem

Friday, 19th  October, 2012
  •             Early morning: Way of the Cross – Via Dolorosa. Praying the Stations of the Cross from the Chapel of the Flagellation, and the Sisters of Zion Convent, through the streets of Old Jerusalem to the Judgment Gate and the Tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (The Church of the Resurrection!).
  •            Visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem.
  •             Meet with a Holocaust Survivor
  •            Lunch time in Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist, and the place where Mary stayed with Elisabeth
  •            Free Afternoon in Jerusalem
  •            Visit the Western Wall for the beginning of Shabbat
  •            Traditional Shabbat Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem (Ecce Homo)

Saturday, 20th  October, 2012

  •             Drive to the top of the Mt. Of Olives, known as the site from where Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Holy City of Jerusalem
  •             Enter Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem
  •             Descend the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night of the betrayal
  •             Tour the Jewish quarter of the old city
  •             Dinner and overnight in Ecce Homo Convent, Jerusalem

Sunday, 21st  October, 2012

  •            Tour Biblical Jerusalem at the City of David, where the story of Jerusalem began
  •            Visit the archaeological site at the Davidson Center, where Jesus first ascended the Temple Mount
  •            Panoramic view over the Old City of Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade
  •             Drive to Bethlehem, visiting the Shepherds’ Field and the Church of the Nativity
  •             Drive southwards to the settlement of Efrat (one of the biblical names for Bethlehem)
  •             Meeting and a Bible discussion with a Rabbi at the Centre for Jewish – Christian Understanding & Cooperation in Efrat
  •              Dinner and overnight in Ecce Homo Convent, Jerusalem

Monday, 22nd  October, 2012

  •             At the Herzl Museum, learn about Theodore Herzl, the founder of the modern Zionist Movement
  •             Visit the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model of Jerusalem – the famed 1:50 model of the way the Holy City looked in Jesus’ day.
  •             Drive to Maaleh Adumim, a small town outside of Jerusalem, for a home hospitality program with Ethiopian Jewish Immigrants and hear the remarkable stories of their long trek home from Africa to Israel.
  •            Farewell Dinner
  •            Overnight in Ecce Homo Convent, Jerusalem

Tuesday, 23rd  October, 2012

  •          Departure to the Ben Gurion airport

Times and venues for Mass are coordinated with the tour leader

Pris: kr 11 000

per person i dobbeltrom + flybillett

enkeltromstillegg kr 4 100

Prisen inkluderer 10 dager/ 9 netters opphold, halvpensjon (frokost og middag), guide, buss, alle inngangspenger, transfer til/fra flyplassen. Turen begynner søndag 14.oktober i Tel Aviv. Flybilletten kommer i tillegg.

Påmelding ved innbetaling av kr 2 500 depositum til konto nr. 6580.17.08549 (Inga Kastrone) innen 1.mai 2012. Full innbetaling ved påmelding etter 1.mai 2012. Reise- og avbestillingsforsikring må tegnes før påmelding. Infomøte vil bli arrangert i god tid før avreise.

The Best of Moscow

I came across this alternative guide to the best places in the Russian capital by accident, and was totally enamoured.

The compilers managed to put together some of the most romantic, soulful and "old-Moscow" places I know. This is Moscow as I love it and remember it. In addition, great suggestions for museums, places to eat, etc. Check it out: http://www.bg.ru/moscow/1/

In Russian and English.