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Christian Travel that helps fellow Christians

21st April 2014 Print
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A Christian pilgrimage holiday company, Lightline Pilgrimages, based in deep, rural Essex, is going the extra mile to design itineraries to the Holy Land that directly benefit and support the local Christian communities of Jerusalem, Palestine and Israel.

Comments Rene Silva, Director of Lightline Pilgrimages: “It makes perfect send for us that Christian travellers visiting Israel from the UK would be interested in helping fellow Christians who are often living under difficult circumstances.

“We use Christian owned and run hotels, and use Christian owned companies for our ground arrangements wherever we can. The end result is a happy group of pilgrims who have not only had a fantastic holiday, but who can go home knowing that they have helped the Christian community in Israel.”

Lightline Pilgrimages arranges group travel to Israel throughout the year and they are usually led by some of the UK’s most respected bishops and rectors.

The next pilgrimage on the Lightline Pilgrimage calendar is a seven-night trip entitled Following in the footsteps of Jesus, departing on 16 June, and which will be led by The Revd Rob Marshall, a broadcaster on BBC Radios 4's Thought for the Day.

Highlights of the holiday will include the Sea of Galilee, Mount Tabor – traditionally associated with the Transfiguration – Cana, where Jesus famously turned the water into wine at a wedding, Nazareth, the town in which the Gospel story begins and where Jesus grew up, the Basilica of the Annunciation, all the holy sites of Jerusalem, Bethlehem – Jesus’s birthplace – and the Jordan valley – where John famously baptised Jesus.

The holiday costs from £1495 pp (two sharing) which includes flights, all land transportation, 7-nights’ half-board, all entrance fees and a tour leader.

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Lightline Pilgrimages also broadens the scope for the Christian traveller by offering itineraries to other countries that have had a profound effect on the creed including Egypt, Jordan, Italy, Malta, Turkey, Portugal, Spain and Greece.

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre