Emmaus2021

EJ21

 

Why?

Almost 2000 years ago, between Jerusalem and Emmaus, two disciples had an encounter that marked them for life. To prepare for the celebration of the 2000 years of the resurrection of Christ, JC 2033 invites you to walk on this road so significant for all Christians!

  • This walk will be preceded by two days in Jerusalem, in the traditional places of the events of the death and resurrection of Jesus. 
  • We want to walk with Christians from Jerusalem and meet the communities on the paths of Emmaus, visiting the various places identified with Emmaus: Motza, Abu Gosh, Nicopolis and El Qubeybe.
  • The walk will be marked by times for sharing and praying.
  • As in 2020 we hope that these days will be a rich time of fellowship between Christians coming from different churches and countries. 
  • Living Easter time in Jerusalem and on the Emmaus Way is a special experience which focuses on the heart of Christian faith. This walk is also a spiritual resourcing.

 

Program

Day 1

Arrival in Jerusalem – dinner and first group meeting

Day 2

In Jerusalem, following Jesus in his passion until his resurrection:

  • Prayer in the Hermitage of Gethsemane
  • Meditation on the stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa)
  • Basilica of the Resurrection 
  • Holy Sepulchre

 Day 3

Easter in Jerusalem, worship service in a church of the old town

Visit of Jerusalem

Day 4

Walk on the path of Emmaus from Jerusalem to El Qubeybe, “Emmaus of the Franciscans” (12 km, partly in the Palestinian territories)

Easter Monday Celebration at El Qubeybe and meeting with local christians

Day 5

In the morning, interview with a church leader in Jerusalem (on Emmaus)

Afternoon: visit to the baptismal site near Jericho 

Visit of Christian project in Jericho

Day 6

Walk on the path of Emmaus from the Garden Tomb to Motza, “Emmaus of archaeologists” (10 km).

Visit of the old synagogue of Motza

Day 7

Visit of the Benedictine monastery of Abu Gosh, “Emmaus of the Crusaders”

Visit of the Saxum Center in Abu Gosh

Walk on the path of Emmaus from Saxum to Yad Hashmona (3 km)

Visit of the Biblical Garden in Yad Hashmona and “biblical meal”

Day 8

Walk on the path of Emmaus from Neve Illan to Emmaus-Nicopolis, “Byzantine Emmaus” (14 km)

Visit of the communities at the end of the path

Day 9

Free day in Jerusalem

Possibilities of tours 

Send-off 

Day 10

Departure

 

Practical information

  • Price of the stay: CHF 990.- 
  • The price includes: 9 nights in a half-board hotel (twin room), entrance to the sites, bus travel and guides
  • The price doesn’t include drinks and lunches
  • Accommodation in Jerusalem at “La Maison d’Abraham” (Abraham’s House), an exceptional place located next to the Mount of Olives, from which one can admire one of the most beautiful views of Jerusalem.
  • Single room supplement: CHF 150.- 
  • Flights are the responsibility of the participants
  • Formalities: passport required (valid six months after the return date)
  • Cancellation insurance: participants must have personal insurance
  • Payment: a deposit of CHF 500.-  upon confirmation. Balance to pay before 15th January 2021 at JC 2033: CCP 14-719937-0 - IBAN: CH12 0900 0000 1471 9937 0
  • Cancellation: Any cancellation must be notified to the organizers in writing. A cancellation fee will be charged if it takes place after 15th January 2021.

Registration 

Organisation and Information

Jesus Celebration 2033 +41 21 999 2033

Martin Hoegger: +41 79 774 41 49

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www.jc2033.world 

 

 

Find out more

Read about martins trip in 2019: The chronicles of Emmaus 2019 - Blog Entry

Read about our first JC2033 tour in 2020: Chronicles of the road to Emmaus 2020 - Blog Entry

Download our: Emmaus way travel guide of 2020:

 

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