Sunday, January 17, 2010
The results are are in and we're off to Turkey in November! We' have been able to make use of the size of the Educational Opportunities organization - the largest pilgrimage organization in the world - to get a great price. And we have been able to make use of the experience of Catholic and Orthodox guides to plan a great pilgrimage. We'll celebrate daily Mass appropriate to the holy sites we visit and make use of the Anglican Use as well as the Ordinary Form. If you may be interested, you can be in contact with Educational Opportunities directly or let me know and I will send you a brochure when they are available in a couple of weeks.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Ready for a pilgrimage?
Valerie and I are planning another pilgrimage in November 2010 through Educational Opportunities. The only question is, which trip? Prices are great in 2010 and will never be this low again. I traveled to Turkey way back in 1973 and would enjoy the opportunity to return and explore it more deeply. Valerie and I really enjoy the Holy Land. She has been to Jordan and I would enjoy being able to visit there for the first time. Choices. Choices.
We've narrowed our possibilities to two:
+ Turkey - 12 days Nov. 4 - 16, 2010 from $2098 with optional 2-day pre-extension to Cappadocia
and/or optional 2-day post-extension Nicaea and Istanbul
+ Israel - 10 days Nov. 15-25 from $2098 with 7-day optional post-extension to Jordan, Petra, etc.
So review the brochures and let us know this week which might interest you. Our goal is to have our own bus and guide with daily Mass in the holy sites. If Catholics from Anglican Use congregations and converts from Anglican and Episcopal backgrounds join us, we will use the Book of Divine Worship in addition to the Sacramentary. Educational Opportunities has made arrangements for previous tours. They have done an excellent job at an unbeatable price. We will not see these prices again, ever. We're not asking for a commitment at this point, just an idea of your preference if you decided to join us.
Fr. Ernie Davis
St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church
Kansas City, MO