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02 Gospel of John and the Feast of Tabernacles

This pilgrimage will help you study the Gospel of John in the light of the Jewish feasts, especially the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot in hebrew).
Day 1 Hong Kong departure and arrival in Tel Aviv.

Day 2 Visit Siloam Pool (Jn 9), St Anne’s Basilica (Sheep Pool cf Jn 5), Bethlehem & Shepherds Fields, Ein Kerem

Day 3 Transfer to Galilee. Visit Cana (Jn 2; 4:46-54) and Samaria (Jn 4 * if possible*).

Day 4 Visit Jordan river (Jn 1), Capharnaum (Jn 6), Chorazin, Gennesaret “Ancient Boat” museum, Tiberias (Jn 6:23)

Day 5 Visit Tabgha “5 loaves and 2 Fishes” church (Jn 6), Primacy of Peter (Jn 21), Mt. of Beatitudes. Boatride on Sea of Galilee (Jn 6:16-21). Visit Kursi.

Day 6 Visit Bethsaida (Jn 1:44; 12:21), Quneitra & Caesarea Philippi.

Day 7 Transfer to Jerusalem. Visit Bethany (Jn 11-12), Betphage (Jn 12) and Pater Noster Church. Walk down Mt. of Olives via Dominus Flevit and Gethsemani (Jn 18).

Day 8 Early morning Way of the Cross (Jn 19). Visit Burnt House and Herodian Quarter (Jn 18), Wailing Wall (for Priestly Blessing “Bircat Cohanim” cf Num 6:22-27) and Southern Wall excavations (Jn 2:13-25; 8, 10, etc). Join in the Feast of Tabernacles (Jn 7). Afternoon visit St. Peter Gallicantu (Jn 18) & Last Supper Room (Jn 13-17).

Day 9 Full day study tour at Neot Kedumim (biblical park): study the history and meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles, eat lunch in a sukkah.

Day 10 Mass at the Holy Sepulcher (Jn 20), then visit Emmaus & Caesarea Maritime. Evening departure for Hong Kong.

Day 11 Arrive Hong Kong.

Itinerary is subject to changes