Invitation to visit the Holy Land in 2023 
Becky and Kip Coerper will be traveling to the Holy Land in the spring of 2023 as participants in a study trip through St. George’s College, Jerusalem. There are spaces available on the trip for those who are interested. 
 
The course is called “The Palestine of Jesus” and lasts 14 days, combining biblical and historical studies with pilgrimage to selected sites connected with Jesus’ life, ministry, death, and resurrection. The course integrates contextual biblical study with theological and spiritual reflection, encountering the roots and traditions of Christian faiths East and West. It explores, as well, some of the contemporary issues in Israel and Palestine. Classroom mini-lectures prepare course participants for site visits.
While the details of every itinerary vary depending on local circumstances and dates, the course typically includes visits to a variety of places including:  
  • Bethlehem
  • Nazareth 
  • The Jordan River site of Christ’s baptism                               (where there is an opportunity to renew baptismal vows) 
  • Bethphage 
  • The Judean wilderness
  • The Sea of Galilea
  • The Dead Sea with an opportunity to “float”
  • Gethsemane 
  • The Jerusalem temple complex 
  • The way of the cross including the Mount of Olives,                Golgotha, and the tomb of Jesus
In addition the course includes:
  • A Visit to a Palestinian Refugee Camp and a Jewish settlement
  • Yad Vashem, the Museum of the Holocaust
  • Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum, and Qumran, the area of their discovery
  • The Dead Sea with an opportunity to float
  • Worship with the local Anglican community
 
The course begins April 17 and ends May 1, 2023. 
We will leave a day or two ahead of April 17 and return on May 2.  
The cost is $3650 plus airfare.  Financial assistance is available.
The sponsoring/hosting organization is St. George’s College Jerusalem.
Visit  https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com The trip identifier is G23.
 
Accommodations are primarily on the grounds of the Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem in what was formerly seminary housing. Rooms accommodate two single beds and a private bath. If you are traveling alone, you may arrange for a roommate from among the St. James’ travelers, or you will be assigned a roommate from others who register for the trip. Travel is mostly on foot and by bus, with a fair amount of walking daily. This course is not limited to St. James’. There will be people on this course from other parts of the US and possibly from around the world.  
 
We are unable to hold spaces for possible travelers, so if you would like to go, you need to decide and register as soon as possible.  Please contact Rev. Becky Coerper (becky@stjamesskan.org) with any questions.