Journey through the Holy Land blog series introduction
January 29, 2018 / By UNY Communications Team / 1 Comment
Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark Webb and 111 people from the Upper New York Conference embarked on an 11-day journey to the Holy Land this past January. The purpose of the trip was to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, Paul, Samuel, and David and to learn more about the Bible while visiting places like Jerusalem, the Galilee, and Bethlehem.
The trip included stops at Qasr el Yehud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, the cave in Bethlehem where Jesus was born (Matthew 1:18-25), the Church of the Nativity, Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke 1:26-40), and more!
In the next few weeks, we will feature stories and pictures of laity and clergy members who accompanied the Bishop on this journey and share their own experiences.