Pilgrimage to the Holy Land | February 2021

Practical Information

During the European Meeting of Young People in Poland, that ended on 1st January, Brother Alois announced that there would be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Sunday February 21st to Sunday February 28st, 2021. This new step of the Pilgrimage of Trust is being prepared by the Taizé Community in collaboration with the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and several Churches of the Holy Land. More information will be made available in the coming weeks and months, but here is already some basic information.

Dates

  • From 21 to 28 February 2021. Plan on arriving February 21st, preferably in the afternoon. The Pilgrimage will end on the morning of February 28th.

Age

  • For young adults between the ages of 18 and 35.

Accommodation

  • As much as possible, accommodation will be in families in the Holy Land. Bring a warm sleeping bag and a foam or air mattress.

Program

  • Visits to the main sites of Jerusalem and vicinity in a spirit of pilgrimage. Prayer together morning, midday and evening, Bible reflection, sharing with young adults from various parts of the world and with Christians from the Holy Land. A day by the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) and a prayer in Nazareth. More Christians from the Holy Land will be joining us from Thursday to Saturday. The morning program for those days will be similar to the morning program at a European meeting. Afternoons: midday and evening prayer in various churches in Jerusalem. The afternoon themes will often be linked to the sites where they are held.

Costs

  • It is too early to specify the exact amount. Probably around 120 Euros which will include transportation and meals in the Holy Land.

Registration

  • you are invited to pre-register as soon as possible. Write to holyland2021 taize.fr. Remember to send us your passport number. In early autumn, we will inform you about how to register. Do not purchase your plane ticket before your registration has been accepted.

Flights

  • Fly into Tel Aviv (an hour away from Jerusalem) where a welcome team will be present to assist you.

Visa

  • You will need a passport to enter Israel. Make sure your passport is still valid six months after your departure date. If you do not have a passport, begin the process of obtaining one before the summer of 2020. Inquire whether citizens of your country need a visa to enter Israel. A visa is not required for citizens of the European Union. Israel no longer stamps passports, but provides those entering at the Tel Aviv airport with a paper slip that you will need to keep with you until your departure

Summer of 2020

  • We recommend that you come to Taizé for a week in the summer [https://www.taize.fr/en_rubrique2150.html].


See also: Messages from Church Leaders.

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