Holyland Pilgrimage

24th September - 3rd October 2022

Re-Journey with us

A group of Pilgrims from Clifton diocese, led by Bishop Declan experienced the joy of Pilgrimage in the Holy Land for nine days in September and October 2022.

Whilst journeying in the footsteps of Jesus, we were guided through such Holy places as:

Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. The cave of the nativity was a great place to start the Pilgrimage. The Shepherds Fields. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Garden of Gethsemane, beneath the shadow of the city walls. Walking down the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. Nazareth is the place where Jesus grew up. Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee is the place more than any other that Jesus called home. Sailing on the calm waters of the Sea of Galilee. The Mount of Beatitudes overlooks the Sea of Galilee. The Synagogue in Capernaum. Magdala and Caeserea. Mount Zion. St Peter in Gallicantu. Baptismal Site on the River Jordan.

You can experience the Pilgrimage below with daily Reflections from Fr Nick King S.J. as well as the daily Homily from the Mass, other Reflections from various Pilgrims and many pictures from each day.

Short overview of the 2022 Pilgrimage

Monday 26th September: Day 1

Bethlehem

Visit Basilica of the Nativity/ Visit the Cave of St Jerome.

Mass at St Catherine’s Church – Basilica of the Nativity

Fr Nick King SJ before we leave Bristol

Homily: Basilica of the Nativity, Bethlehem

Pictures from Monday

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Tuesday 27th September: Day 2

Milk Grotto – Mother of God Church

St Martha’s House and the School of Joy

Mass at  Shepherds Fields

Meet with Christian Representatives in Bethlehem

Dinner in Beit Sahour at Shepherds’ Tent Restaurant

Fr Nick King Reflection

Homily: Day 2

Mike Reflection: Day 2

Sr Jane Reflection: Day 2

Pictures from Tuesday

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Wednesday 28th September: Day 3

Ein Karem

Visit John Baptist chapel

Mass at Visitation Church – Upper Basilica

Baptismal Site on the River Jordan

Visit the Dead Sea.

Jerusalem

Fr Nick King Reflection

Homily: Day 3

Baptismal site River Jordan

Armie: Day 3

Pictures from Wednesday

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Thursday 29th September: Day 4

Walking Day in the Old City of Jerusalem

Church of Holy Sepulchre

Mass at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre –  Apparition Chapel/ Blessed Sacrament

St Anne’s Church and Pools of Bethesda

Ecce Homo Chapel and the Lithostrotos

Fr Nick King Reflection

Homily: Day 4

Fr Eugene: Day 4

Mike: Day 4

Pictures from Thursday

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Friday 30th September: Day 5

Garden of Gethsemane & Church of All Nations

Mount of Olives

Mosque of the Ascension

Pater Noster Church

Mass at Dominus Flevit Chapel

Mount Zion :  Cenacle; Franciscan Chapel

St Peter in Gallicantu

Fr Nick King Reflection

Homily: Day 5

The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic

The Lord's Prayer in Konkani

Pictures from Friday

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Saturday 1st October: Day 6

Cana Church ; Renewal of wedding Vows

Nazareth: St. Joseph’s Workshop  –  Mary’s Well

Nazareth: Basilica of the Annunciation

Mass at the Sanctuary of the Annunciation –  Upper Basilica

Tiberias

Fr Nick King Reflection

Homily: Day 6

Reflection: Sarah

Reflection: Laudric

Pictures from Saturday

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Saturday 1st October: Day 6

Mass at Magdala – Duc in Altum, Boat Chapel

Caesarea

Tiberias

Homily: Day 7

Reflection: Ian

Reflection: Sisters!

Reflection: Mike Day 7

Pictures from Sunday

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Monday 3rd October: Day 8

Mount Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount

Tabgha: Multiplication of the Loaves & Fishes

Tabgha – Mass at Primacy of St. Peter – Amphitheatre outdoor

Capernaum: Visit Synagogue & Village

Kibbutz Nof Ginosar

Sail on the Sea of Galilee

Reflection: Day 8

Final Reflection: Mike

Homily: Day 8

Final Reflection Fr Eugene

Final Reflection Sr Jane

Pictures from Monday

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