St Salvador’s, Dundee, working together with a Christian tour guide in Bethlehem, is excited to extend an invitation to a unique opportunity to attend a 1.5 hour virtual pilgrimage of the Holy Sites of Bethlehem – just a few days before we celebrate the coming of the Messiah – our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
During our pilgrimage we will see the Church of the Nativity and the nearby Shepherd’s Field. We will hear about the “status quo” between the three major Christian denomination (Armenian, Orthodox and Roman Catholic) as well as an interactive discussion on the history, politics and religious significance of the various holy sites including the ancient tradition of ‘the Milk Grotto’ and the modern, so-called ‘security barrier’ – the wall that separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem.
Our pilgrimage will be led by Imad Nassar, an Armenian Christian and long-standing friend of the SEC: he spent time in Edinburgh reading for a degree from Heriot Watt University. Imad and his family have found it increasingly difficult during Covid lockdown given that tourism and pilgrimages to Bethlehem are his primary source of income.
Tickets are free at https://tinyurl.com/ChristmasPilgrimage. For your free ticket select ‘General Admission’ as your ticket type but, if you wish, you may give a donation to support Imad by selecting ‘Donation’ as your ticket type to give via Paypal. Either method, your personal ticket will then be emailed to you.
Contact Fr. Gary (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.