Holy Land Pilgrimage is a 'Ministry-Multiplier'

Holy Land Pilgrimage is a 'Ministry-Multiplier'

Bishop Barry Beisner recently returned from this year's Holy Land pilgrimage, traveling with 38 pilgrims, including four from our diocese -- the Rev. Maryly Adair, Fred Reynolds, and Hector and Donna Arellano.

Joining them were four bishops and two cathedral deans, from five Episcopal Church dioceses, plus a few from England and Wales. 

The purpose of this year's trip was to have lay and ordained church leaders learn how to lead pilgrimages themselves, "an exciting ministry-multiplier," Bishop Barry said, "since one of my goals in doing this ministry is to get as many Episcopalians over here as possible."

In 2018, Bishop Barry and his wife, the Rev.  Ann Hallisey are planning to lead a pilgrimage open to all in the diocese. Tentative dates are January 25-February 4, 2018. Space will be limited, so those who are interested should e-mail Sandra Littman at sandra@norcalepiscopal.org soon.

Views from the 2017 Holy Land Pilgrimage:

Bishops Barry Beisner and Greg Rickels celebrate mass at Christ Church, Nazareth.

Bishop Barry with Diocese of Northern California pilgrims Fred Reynolds, Donna Arellano, Hector Arellano and the Rev. Maryly Adair.

Creche ministry, Bethelehem

Dominus Flevit Church, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

The wall between Israel and Palestine

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