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How Much do you Know about the Assumption of Mary?

Aug 11, 2017   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on How Much do you Know about the Assumption of Mary?

The Assumption of Mary is an internationally celebrated Christian festival falling on the 15th August. Many Christians consider this day to be the day when the Virgin Mary ascended to heaven, having come to the end of her life of earth. In the past, the festival was celebrated with bonfires in the night and public illuminations and some cultures threw coins into the street in order to spread prosperity.

The colour blue is popular for the celebration, symbolising both truth and clarity, as well as being the traditional colour for both the Virgin Mary and Heaven. Lilies are also a common sight during the Assumption of Mary as they symbolise simplicity, purity and divinity.

How is the Assumption of Mary celebrated throughout the world?
In both the USA and Italy, streets are decorated in lights of different colours and there are fireworks in the night. Rome is home to the bowing procession, probably the most important event throughout the day, is where a statue of the Virgin Mary is taken through stunning archways of flowers towards another group of people holding a statue of Jesus, symbolising him waiting for her arrival in Heaven.

Similar events take place in Brazil and the procession of Our Lady of Navigators is a popular feast there, and in France the Assumption of Mary is seen as a monumental holiday.

Greece and the surrounding islands see the Assumption of Mary as a popular summer festival, and the small state of Andorra not only has a day of prayer, they have made the day a national holiday.

In Guatamala, the Assumption of Mary is celebrated by friends and family exchanging gifts and handing out food, as well as spending time together and organising large family feasts.

A global festival of love and peace
The Assumption of Mary is a festival focused on love and peace, celebrated by Christians all over the world with their own traditions and customs.

If you’re looking to go on pilgrimage during next year’s Assumption of Mary, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at ITS Travel today on 0161 839 1111 or get in touch online today.

FUN THROUGH FAITH IN THE HOLY LAND – ISRAEL

Jul 31, 2017   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on FUN THROUGH FAITH IN THE HOLY LAND – ISRAEL

Day 1 UK – ISRAEL
Depart UK for Israel – the Holy Land. Arrive in the evening, where our local representatives, Diesenhaus – Unitours, will help you with the formalities at Ben Gurion Airport. After passing through customs you will be introduced to your guide and driver, who will be with you throughout your pilgrimage. Transfer to your hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv.

Day 2 JAFFA/JOPPA – THE DESERT
Visit Jaffa – Joppa is located south of Tel Aviv, the name Joppa appears for the first time in the list of cities that Thutmose III captured (15th century BC) The biblical references to Simon the Tanner and Cornelius the centurion are based here in Joppa. The legend of Andromeda being bound to the rock was first associated with Joppa by Strabo (1st century A.D.).

Jaffa is one of the oldest functioning harbours in the world. Today it harbours only small fishing boats. This was the port to which Jonah came when fleeing from the Lord to Tarshish (Jonah 1:3). For the construction of Solomon’s Temple, cedars were floated from Phoenicia to Joppa and then transported to Jerusalem (2 Chr 2:16). Jaffa was the main port of entry during the Turkish period and pilgrims and visitors would enter the Holy Land here

Then onwards to visit Neot Kedumim, the Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel, which is a Biblical garden and nature, preserve located near Modi’in, midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Onwards to Mini Israel is a miniature park located near Latrun, Israel in the Ayalon Valley. Opened in November 2002, the site contains miniature replicas of hundreds of buildings and landmarks in Israel.

Then drive to Kfar Hanokdim which is nestled in the Kana`im Valley in the Judean desert, between the city of Arad and the ancient citadel of Masada, there is a green oasis: Kfar Hanokdim. Picturesque guest rooms, goat hair Bedouin tents, spacious lodges made of local stone, and inviting niches for lingering under the dappled shade of the palm trees and orchards.

Ever since Kfar Hanokdim was established in 1991 it has provided high-level personalized hospitality that allows each guest to experience the desert in the way they choose. The Kfar is the perfect place for a desert vacation or for holding an unforgettable event in the heart of the wilderness of the Judean Desert. Dinner and overnight in the desert.

Day 3- CAMEL REK AND DEAD SEA
Enjoy a camel trek in the morning drive to Masada ascend by cable car. Tour this mountain top fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “float” in the Dead Sea Overnight a kibbutz of the shores of the Dead Sea.

Day 4- JERICHO – JERUSALEM
In the morning visit Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, onwards to Jericho the oldest inhabited city in the world and ascend by cable car the Mount of Temptation, before climbing to the eternal city of Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem – in the evening enjoy a tour of Jerusalem by night.

Day 5 JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM
Visit the Garden Tomb, onwards to the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Continue our visit in the Christian Quarter; visit St Ann’s Crusader Church, Ecce Homo, Antonia Fortress, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

In the afternoon we drive to the Manager Square in Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity.

Before dinner visit The Time Elevator Jerusalem. This is a journey through the rich 3,000-year history of Jerusalem. Star of “Fiddler on the roof” Chaim Topol plays the lead character who amid crashing ceilings, leads us on an unforgettable journey moving through Jerusalem’s historic turning points: beginning with the City of David and ending in the 1967 Six- Day War.

Audiences will witness Prophet Jeremiah’s confrontation with King Zedekia and relive the destruction of the first and second temples. They will be led through the Roman conquest, the birth of Christianity, the emergence of Islam and the drama of the establishment of Israel. Combining motion based seating, visitors have the sensation of viewing the movie as a participant rather than a spectator.

Day 6 BIBLICAL EXPERIENCE – NAZARETH – SEA OF GALILEE
Depart Jerusalem and descend to the Sharon Plane and drive northwards towards The Galilee.

Visiting Kfar Kedem located in the lush hill country of the Galilee, in view of Nazareth and a stone’s throw from Sepphoris; Kfar Kedem recreates the day-to-day life of this ancient land. A hands-on experience, Kfar Kedem will transport you back to the roots of your heritage.

Ride the rolling hills as Abraham rode them. Take in the scents that Jacob smelled tending Laban’s flocks. Hear the words of the prophets as you thresh grain, make cheese, spin wool, press oil from fresh olives and wine from fresh grapes. You’ll even dress like them!

At Kfar Kedem the Galilee comes to life. Located at Hoshaya, Kfar Kedem creates a holistic experience using all your senses, involving you in the actual production of household staples such as milk, wool, and bread, and connecting these tangible experiences with the values and spirit of the ages from the time of the Bible that are still part of our lives today.

Your experience will be enriched with historical and spiritual context provided by our professional guides. Complete the experience with warm hospitality and delicious, rustic dining in our shepherds’ tent.

Visit Nazareth and pass through Kfar Cana– overnight on a kibbutz on the Shores of the Sea of Galilee

Day 7 BOAT TRIP – SEA OF GALILEE – HAMAT GADER – DECKS
Start the day with a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Mt of Beatitudes and in the afternoon relax at Hamat Gader. This resort is one of the most unique places in the north of Israel.

Tucked away under the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) and eastward of the Jordan River, Hamat Gader featured a ton of unique attractions for all ages. The main attraction is obviously the thermal springs, which have been exploited by mankind since the Romans, some 2,000 years ago.

But there is more, Hamat Gader also hosts the only crocodile farm in all of the Middle East. Farwell dinner at one of Israel’s finest concept restaurants on the Shores of the Sea of Galilee – Decks. Overnight on a kibbutz on the Shores of the Sea of Galilee

Day 8 ISRAEL -UK
Depart Tiberias for Ben Gurion Airport via Caesarea Maritima – to see the excavations of the Crusader City and the Herodian Port. Onwards to Ben Gurion airport for your flight home.

1 night Tel Aviv
1 night Kfar Hanokdim Desert Experience
1 night Dead Sea Kibbutz
2 nights Jerusalem
2 nights Kibbutz on the Shores of the Sea of Galilee

Note: Suitable itinerary for youth groups, young at heart pilgrims and pilgrims who have visited before and are looking for new sites to visit and experience.

Israel – 8th January to 14th January 2018 – Itinerary

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7 DAY OPTION 2
Monday 8th January – Sunday 14th January 2018

Day 1 Monday 8th January UK – Israel
This is a unique trip to visit Israel at the very beginning of their 70th year back in their promised land where they are to stay forever according to Amos 9:15 “And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God”. Israel became a nation in 1948. It will be wonderful to see Israel at 70 years since independence. Our inspiration will be Psalm 122:6 “pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall that love thee”. We are going to bless Israel by spending our time, money and praying in a blessed one week holiday there in the very first month of the new year 2018. It will be part of our prayer time and rededication for the new year while in Israel at the wailing wall. We will depart UK for Israel the Holy Land on Monarch budget flight from Manchester Meeting and assistance at Ben Gurion Airport Transfer to Prima Hotel Tel Aviv with beach front by the Mediterranean sea for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 Tuesday 9th January The Galilee
After breakfast we can enjoy a small walk by the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Enjoy the breeze and pick up some sea shells. We will visit Simon Tanner’s house (Acts 9) , the place where Jonah took a ship to Tarshish (Jonah 1:1-3) and where Tabitha lived and did her good deeds and almsgiving and was raised back to life after death (Acts 9:36). We then proceed to Caesarea Maratini where the Holy Ghost fell for the first time on the gentiles (Acts 10:44-48, see the arena, water works and watch a movie of the history of Caesarea. From here we proceed to Mount Carmel where Elijah lived (1 Kings 17:1). View the valley of Jezreel from the top of the mountain. Also visit Elijah’s cave. We visit Tel Megiddo the site of the final battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16:16). We will watch the movie about the history of Megiddo and walk to the ancient water works of Megiddo. After Lunch we move onward to Nazareth and Cana. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation see the Cave – home of the Holy Family, St Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s Well. VISIT NARARETH VILLAGE WHERE THEY HAVE RECREATED HOW LIFE WAS 2000 YEARS AGO. Drive to Cana, and visit the church of the Wedding Feast – site of Jesus’ first miracle. Renewal of Wedding Vows for married couples on the trip. Taste and buy some wine from Cana. Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias at our hotel Prima Galilee Hotel

Day 3 Wednesday 10th January The Galilee
We start our day by climbing to the top of the Golan Heights to the little village city on the Golan Heights and enjoy the unique geographical views of the Golan Heights from a volcanic mountain top stop by an agricultural Kibbutz in the Golan Heights to be told the story and history of the Golan heights and watch a movie of the Galilee experience. We visit and see the road to Damascus where Paul met with the Lord. We visit Mt Hermon drive close to Mt Hermon (Psalm 133). We then visit Tel Dan where Jeroboam reared some altars and committed his sins 1 Kings12 & 13. We proceed to Caesarea Philippi where one of the sources of the Jordan River starts and where Jesus asked the disciples who do man say that I am and Peter said thou at the Christ the son of the living GOD. Matthew 16. We then descend the mountain and stop over at the Mount of Beatitudes and recall the sermon on the mountain. Drive along by the Sea of Galilee to take a Boat trip across the Sea of Galilee by sailing on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a boat 2000 years ago, we will read relevant Bible readings. While in the boat we point out at the biblical cursed cities Magdala, Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum. Return to Capernaum to visit the old Synagogue and see St Peters house.

Day 4 Thursday 11th January Jericho – Jerusalem
Start the day By visiting a Botanical nature reserve and each one will plant a tree in Israel fulfilling holy scripture Isaiah 41:19 ( “I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: 20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.” we proceed to the site of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor and ascend by taxi at the church of the Transfiguration. We enjoy seeing the Jezreel valley and Tel Jezreel and the place of Naboth’s vineyards, We will visit Herod’s well or Gideon’s well where he chose his warriors by the way they drank water (Judges7). our next stop will be Jacob’s well in Shekem we point at Mt Gerizim we then proceed to Shiloh the ancient capital of Israel where we remember the story of Samuel in the old city of Shiloh the old capital of Israel for 369 years.(Gen 49:10, Judges 21:19 and 1 Sam 1-3) We pass by Tel Gilgal where Joshua erected 12 memorial stones Joshua 4:19-20 Visit Jericho (Num. 22:1, Josh 2:1, 6:20) the ancient city climb by cable cars to Mt Temptation and have a good overview of Jericho, See Elisha’s well 2 Kings 2:19-22. After lunch in Jericho Continue to the Baptismal site by the River Jordan. This is the same place where John the Baptist baptised Jesus Christ Matt. 3:13-17 . Same place where prophets Elijah and Elisha parted the waters 2 Kings 2:8. Here we have an opportunity to baptise those who want to be baptized, We proceed to the Dead Sea – The lowest place on Earth, and enjoy a “dip” and float in the dead sea by our hotel in the Prima Hotel by the dead sea.

Day 5 Friday 12th January – Jerusalem
In the morning we have a time to float in the dead sea before breakfast then We start our day by climbing Masada by cable cars to see the last fortress of the Jewish people during the Rome revolt. We will see what David meant by fortress and rock in (Psalms 18:1-33) We visit En Gedi Oasis this time we visit the oasis have an opportunity to see and hear the history of En Gedi we will walk up half the mountain and visit the showers where David’s men would shower during the day and experience the strongholds of En Gedi (1Samuel 23:29 &24:1-22), then proceed to Qumran where the dead sea scrolls were found and we see a movie of the discoveries that were made at Qumran. After Lunch In Qumran we Drive by the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to Bethany and visit Tomb of Lazarus. Drive to nearby Mount of Olives for group photo, and view the Old City of Jerusalem “(Luke 19:41-44) Jesus looked and wept over the city of Jerusalem (Luke13:34-35)”. From there descend to the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit the temple Institute where they are preparing to build the third temple in Jerusalem Finish our day by visiting the Davidson centre where we see a movie of the ancient visitor to the temple and Jerusalem after this we have a time of prayer at the wailing wall. Proceed to our Hotel in Jerusalem. We may have supper with a Jewish family and do the Shabbat shalom experience

Day 6 Saturday 13th January Old City
Walk around Mount Zion and visit the old city of David see a 3D movie of Jerusalem 3000 years ago, and Room of the Last Supper. We then proceed to Caiaphas house and see where he was put in dungeons and read about his sufferings in Psalm 88:6 and see for ourselves where it was fulfilled. We visit the Pool of Siloam (John 9:7) and the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:2) . we visit the Pilate’s judgement hall, follow the Walk the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Rock of Calvary and visit the garden tomb. After lunch Drive to Bethlehem and visit the Shepherds Fields. Visit the church of the Nativity and see the birthplace of Jesus and the Holy Manger. See the tomb of Rachel on the way. Visit to the Milk Grotto. After dinner, visit the Jerusalem shopping mall.

Day 7 Sunday 14th January
In the morning we proceed to Hebron to the cave of Machpelah, (Genesis 23:9-20) to see where the patriarchs were buried Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We have a chance to see the western wall tunnels .We see the Jerusalem Museum and the Holocost memorial.
In the afternoon we prepare for departure to the airport for our afternoon flight home en route to the airport visit Ein Kerem the birthplace of John the Baptist and also Emmaus. Depart with Monarch flight to Manchester

JOHN MUKANGANWA

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John Mukanganwa is a devoted Christian, he is the Pastor and local Elder of Voice of God Fellowship in Sheffield UK. John has been the pastor for the past 12 years. The church is a non denominational Christian assembly located in Rotherham, at 133 Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh. S62 5NQ. Church website www.voiceofgodfellowship.org

Church services are held every Sunday morning at 10:00 am, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 18:30 hours. You are all welcome. John has a burden to win as many souls to Christ as possible. Realizing that time is no more and our Gentile days are numbered, he is specializing in street witnessing and evangelism.
John is married to Tsitsi and they have been happily married for 37 years, together they have five children and two grandchildren.
John has been leading Christian tour groups to the Holy land for the past 24 years. So far he has led over 200 people to and from Israel. For more information visit church website

www.voiceofgodfellowship.org

Mrs Margaret Curtis

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Margaret Curtis read Classics at Girton College, Cambridge, and went on to gain a PhD in Greek Philosophy at Manchester University. Since then she has worked in adult education, teaching for the WEA and the Extra-Mural Department at Manchester. During a career of almost thirty years as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University, she taught a variety of courses relating to Classical Greece and Rome and, more recently, Greek and Latin. She continues to pursue research and to teach privately, and is a member of MANCENT.

In conjunction with ITS she has led successful study tours to Athens and the Argolid, the Bay of Naples and the Cilento, and Rome and its environs (Ostia, Tivoli etc.), as well as organising a number of short trips to Classical and Christian heritage sites

Italy 2018 Itinerary

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Day 1 Friday 6th April
Take Ryanair flight MAN/BDS from Manchester T3 departing at 16.50hrs and landing at 21.00hrs. Upon arrival of flight in Brindisi and transfer to your hotel in Brindisi

Day 2 Saturday 7th April
Enjoy, breakfast in your hotel. Full day touring including a visit to the remains of Canne and then onto to Benevento for ancient remains. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Benevento

Day 3 Sunday 8th April
Enjoy, breakfast in hotel, full day touring – visiting Santa Maria Capua a Vetere and Capua and ruins of Sinuiessa near Mondragone. Dinner and overnight stay hotel in Terracina or Formia

Day 4 Monday 9th April
Enjoy, breakfast in hotel, full day touring ancient remains of Formia and Terracina
Dinner and overnight stay hotel in Terracina or Formia

Day 5 Tuesday 10th April
Enjoy, breakfast in hotel – full day touring to see Ariccia , Lake Meni and Lake Albano Dinner and overnight stay hotel in Ariccia or Marino

Day 6 Wednesday 11th April
Enjoy, breakfast in hotel – full day touring – see the Park of Ancient Appia
Dinner and overnight stay hotel in Ariccia or Marino

Day 7 Thursday 12th April
Enjoy breakfast in hotel– full day touring – see the Park of Ancient Appia
transfer to Rome for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8 Friday 13th April
After breakfast – transfer to Rome Airport for flight home. Take Jet2 flight from Fiumicino Airport departing at 12.10hrs and landing at terminal 1 at Manchester Airport.

Luxury Holy Land Pilgrimage Packages

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If you’ve decided that a pilgrimage to Israel is the right path for you, there are few better ways to see this beautiful country and get closer to your faith than a private car driven by your own personal tour guide? The award-winning, in-house experts at ITS Travel are on-hand to help you develop your own itinerary, ensuring that you visit all the religious sites you want to, at your own leisure and pace.

A private luxury Holy Land pilgrimage offers you the benefit of having personal input into your itinerary and gives you ultimate flexibility once you reach Israel.

Pilgrimages to Israel can be luxurious with ITS Travel
When you choose a luxury Holy Land pilgrimage with ITS Travel, we’ll arrange for you to fly in premium class on scheduled airlines to ensure you’re comfortable and well-rested before you land in Israel and start your spiritual journey.

You will enjoy the best rates for Israel’s most deluxe hotels as we draw upon our unrivalled product knowledge and find you the best hotels that meet all your unique needs. Once you’re in Israel and on pilgrimage, you’ll have access to your own air conditioned, licensed tourist vehicle, operated by your own highly experienced government licensed private tourist guide.

Enjoy exploring your faith and deepening your connection to God on your own terms with a luxury Holy Land pilgrimage from ITS Travel today.

ITS Travel are the experts in luxury pilgrimages to Israel
The team at ITS Travel understands that one of the most important factors in your private Holy Land pilgrimage is having a highly experienced and knowledgeable private guide to accompany you throughout your pilgrimage. We’re committed to ensuring you have the best possible experience in Israel, and all of our pilgrimage tour guides are chosen through a meticulous selection process, helping to secure the best tour guide for your group.

Here at ITS Travel, we’re dedicated to ensuring your luxury Holy Land pilgrimage is an unforgettable experience, helping you to maintain and deepen your connection to God. For more information on our luxury pilgrimages to Israel, simply give us a call today on 0161 839 1111 or get in touch online.

Manchester Cathedral – Dean Rogers Govender

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I am married to Celia and have two children Jonathan (30) and Claire (25). For the past twelve years I
have served as Dean of Manchester. I have learnt much about how a city and diocese operates and
the importance of networks and partnership working to achieve the purposes of God in mission,
ministry and outreach to the community. I have also learnt much about project development and
fundraising. Moreover, I have also been able to apply faith and realism to vision building and
delivery of our plans to develop the Cathedral for the 21st century. My current work also enables me
to live out my faith convictions as I work with peoples of all faiths or none, and seek to make the
Cathedral a hospitable place for all people.

I am very comfortable working within my own faith tradition and also in multi-faith or inter-faith
contexts. As dean of a Cathedral I am well placed to apply my skills in networking with business,
community groups, civic and political organisations, local and central government and other
agencies in our society. I am convinced that partnership working is crucial if we are to serve well and
develop both Church and society for the common good. In these ways I have worked hard to raise
the profile of my Cathedral and am pleased that this is much appreciated by significant leaders and
organisations in the city of Manchester and beyond.

My reading interest includes history, biographies, spirituality, theology, and leadership. I am a keen
cook and enjoy walking and fishing. I also enjoy travel and over the past few years have travelled to
the US, Israel, Palestine, Finland, Barbados, Portugal and Australia.
22 May 2017

Israel Itinerary for 12/02/18

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Day 1 Monday 12th February UK – ISRAEL
Depart UK for Israel – the Holy Land. Arrive in the evening, where our local representatives, Diesenhaus – Unitours, will help you with the formalities at Ben Gurion Airport. After passing through customs you will be introduced to your guide and driver, who will be with you throughout your pilgrimage. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv on the shores of the Mediterranean- Leonardo Art.

Day 2 Tuesday 13th February NAZARETH – TIBERIAS
Drive on to Caesarea; see the excavations of the Crusader City, the Herodian Port. Proceed to Mount Carmel, the site of the encounter between the Prophet Elijah and the Baal priests, proceed to Zippori the 2nd century BCE capital of the Galilee. Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent his early years and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Annunciation. Just north of Nazareth is the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Drive to Tiberias for dinner and over night stay at the Leonardo Club .

Day 3 Wednesday 14th February SEA OF GALILEE
Start the day with a visit to Yardenit on the shores of the Jordan River Continue to Kursi (The Land of the Geraseenes) where Jesus healed the two demon possessed men. Onwards to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry, – located here are the ruins of an ancient synagogue and the site of Peter’s House. Visit Taghba, Mensa Christi in the afternoon. We will visit the Mount of Beatitudes- the site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’. Drive to Nof Ginossar and see the ancient Jesus boat and end the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Day 4 Thursday 15th February TIBERIAS – JERUSALEM
After checking out of the hotel, drive to Mt Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. Proceed through the Jordan River rift valley, passing the city of Beit Shean, a Roman city of the Decapolis. Continue to Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world and ascend by cable car the Mount of Temptation. Climb the Judean Hills towards Jerusalem. Visit Bethany and the Tomb of Lazarus. Continue to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay and the Royal Jerusalem.

Day 5 Friday 16th February CITY TOUR JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM
Begin the day’s tour on the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Proceed to the Israel Museum and visit the Model of the ancient Jerusalem in the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. In the Afternoon we drive to the Manager Square in Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity.

Day 6 Saturday 17th February VIA DOLOROSA
We will start our day with visit of the excavations at the City of David, Proceed to the Davidson Centre- The Jerusalem Archaeological Park – that reveals the most amazing discoveries of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. At the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, in the area known as the Ophel, the visitor can climb up the original steps of the Hulda Gates that led to the Temple Mount. Continue our visit in the Christian Quarter; visit St Ann’s Crusader Church, Ecce Homo, Antonia Fortress and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On the last day at the Holy Land we will visit the Garden Tomb.

Day 7 Sunday 18th February DEAD SEA & MASADA
Depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore to Masada and ascend by cable car. Tour this mountain top fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Farewell dinner at the hotel

Day 8 Monday 19th February – UK
Morning at leisure – afternoon transfer to Airport

Simple Ways to Serve God on a Daily Basis

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To live a Christian life is to live a life of service to God and other people, through demonstrating love and kindness to everyone, even though they may not show it back. There are a number of things we can do on a daily basis to serve both God and other people, and we need to make sure we take as many opportunities as possible to live in a godly way.

Treat other people the way you want them to treat you
One fundamental aspect of Christianity is to treat others the way you’d like them to treat you. By being kind to people even when they’re unkind to you, you set a good example and become an effective representative of Christianity and God.

Help people in need
Matthew 25:34-40 sees Jesus telling us to help others by visiting the sick, providing food for the hungry, giving clothing to the needy and comforting people in prison. Once again, when people see you offering your help in the name of God, you’ll help to open up their hearts to Him in an effective way.

Don’t worry about things beyond your control
It’s important that you always aim to do your best in a situation to deal with life’s problems and are accountable for your own actions, but you shouldn’t worry about things beyond your control. Even those with the strongest faith sometimes struggle with this, but instead you should put your faith in Jesus that everything will work out in the way that it needs to.

Read the Bible
By reading the Bible for just 10-20 minutes a day, you’ll finish Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in about a month. By ensuring you know and understand the life and teachings of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Pray
Through prayer, you will reaffirm your faith and connect with God in a way to will give you the strength to live your life in a good, Christian way. Pray for others and ask the Holy Spirit to enter their souls, not only will it help them to find God, but it may help them to get through difficult times.

Forgive enemies and people who wrong you
It’s important to forgive your enemies and people who have wronged you, because when you forgive others, God forgives you in the same way. However, God will not forgive your sins if you do not forgive others.

Learn the Word of God
By learning the four Gospels, you’ll know and understand the Word of God. By learning this knowledge, you’ll have plenty of examples on how to live a good Christian life. When you encounter challenging situations where you’re not sure what to do, you can draw upon the Word of God to make the right decision.

Talk to other people about Jesus
By talking to friends, family and colleagues about how Jesus died for our sins, and that eternal life of heaven s given for all those who believe in Him, you’re doing God’s work and helping them to accept Jesus into their hearts. Keep an online blog, write letters, speak face-to-face or ask loved ones to attend church with you.

At ITS Travel, our pilgrimages help you to reaffirm your faith as part of a small family group or with your church. Give us a call on 0161 839 1111 or get in touch online to find out more.

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