Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage

I invite you most warmly to join me in Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Christ.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been part of the life of the Church in every generation. It takes us to the place where the Lord was born, where He grew up, where He called the first disciples, where He healed the sick and fed the multitude, and where He suffered and died and rose again for us. Pilgrimage is in itself an act of great devotion. In the Holy Land, it brings Scripture to life. It gives a new and vivid dimension to our reading of the Bible. We hear St Luke’s account of the Annunciation as we visit Nazareth; we hear the Christmas Gospel at the Shepherds’ Fields and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem; we walk the Way of the Cross through the old city of Jerusalem, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the place of the Resurrection; we share in the Eucharist at Emmaus, where the disciples recognised the risen Christ in the breaking of bread.

I invite you to share these experiences with me, and to allow them to renew us in our faith and in our reading of God’s word. We will also be supporting and encouraging our Christian sisters and brothers in the Holy Land, both prayerfully and practically. We will understand more of the history of this sacred place, and perhaps even something of God’s will for it in the future. And we will grow in love and faith with one another. We recall that the Lord’s first and last words to His disciples are “Follow me”. I invite us to follow Him on this Pilgrimage, and to allow Him to make Himself known to us in the Eucharist and in the study of His word

+Peter

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