Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Holy Land pilgrimage experience is a highlight for many of our students during their time at seminary. Some have the chance to return after graduation for study or to bring groups of pilgrims from their parishes. I have often thought a Holy Land pilgrimage for our alumni would be a wonderful program for VTS to offer and I am delighted that we will do so this fall.
The inaugural VTS Alumni Holy Land pilgrimage is scheduled for October 25-November 2, 2018, at St. George’s College Jerusalem, where our alum and trustee member, the Rev. Dr. Susan Lukens (DMin ’11) serves as Associate Dean. She and other St. George’s staff will be joined by our own VTS faculty members Katherine Grieb and Judy Fentress-Williams in leading the pilgrimage.
The pilgrimage will include such sites as Bethlehem, Nazareth, Ein Karem, Galilee and Capernaum, Nablus, the Jordan River, and much more.  In Jerusalem, pilgrims will visit both ancient sacred sites and churches, and the modern-day city and her people.  Participants will worship together at the Cathedral of St. George’s, located next door to St. George’s College.
More information can be found here and I encourage you to register early. This is an experience not to be missed. 

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President

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