Pilgrimage to Constantinople and The Holy Lands

2013 Pilgrimage to Constantinople and The Holy Lands

With the grace of God, a total of thirty four Orthodox Christians, along with three priests, went on the 2013 Pilgrimage to Constantinople and the Holy Lands.  Fr. Timothy Bakakos and Fr. John Kalomas served as the tour leaders, accompanied also by Fr. Athanasios Pieri.  It was truly a moving and inspirational trip, visiting our Holy Patriarch and other religious sites in Constantinople Turkey, and also the Holy Lands in Israel, with a special visit to the Patriarchate in Jerusalem.  Below you will find a sample of pictures capturing the trip. (These pictures are also available at our Assumption Photo Album on Google's Picasa web album site.)

Metropolitan Stefanos with Frs. Timothy, John, and Athanasios at our Holy Patriarchate in Constantinople..

Group Picture at the Patriarchate..

Fr. Aristovoulos (our tour guide) giving an explanation about St. George at his tomb..

Frs. Timothy, John, and Athanasios at St. Savas' Monastery..

Entering the manger (birthplace) of Jesus in Bethlehem..

Some of our group being re-baptized in the River Jordan..

Inside the Tomb of Christ at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem..

Fr. Aristovoulos giving an explanation while we are aboard the "Jesus Boat" on the Sea of Galilee..

Scene where the 'Sermon on the Mount' took place..

Group Picture at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Capernaoum..

Clergy picture during an audience with Patriarch Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem..

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