Holy Land Pilgrimage
To send Ordained Christian Ministers on a Biblical study and historical / cultural immersion experience who would not have the opportunity otherwise.
To send 90 Ordained Christian Ministers on the 33rd Holy Land Pilgrimage in February / March 2015
TO: Grand Recorders and Grand Commandery Holy Land Pilgrimage Chairmen
Gate 1 Travel Agency has reserved places for two (2) groups of 45 people each for the 2015 Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage. The dates are:
February 9 – 19, 2015 – Group 1 February 23 – March 5, 2015 – Group 2.
- Travel date preference will be honored on a first come, first served basis, keeping the groups balanced. In theevent that there are not enough to put 20 pilgrims on each flight, the trip will be reduced to only 1 group.
- The costs this year have not increased and remain approximately $3,390.00 from JFK in New York. This includes three meals daily, entrance fees, standard tipping, and travel insurance. (Also included: fuel surcharge and the airport tax.) This fee does not include domestic flights from your area to JFK. Each state is encouraged to make their domestic flight arrangements with Gate 1 Travel to coordinate flight schedules.
- In order to expedite communications, please send your email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enclosed is a copy of the Nomination Form to be filled out for each pilgrim minister you select. (It would be useful for you to use this form for all ministers nominated in your state.) Also included in this mailing are the Guidelines for Selection of Ministers, and a new Certification form. When you submit the materials for your pilgrim ministers, you will need to include three items: Certification Form (signed by the Grand Recorder and the State Holy Land Pilgrimage Chairman), the Nomination Form (filled out completely by the pilgrim minister), and the full fee (check made out to HOLY LAND PILGRIMGE, INC). All of these items are due by October 15.
Please note that this program is for ministers who might not otherwise have this opportunity. Any minister who has previously traveled to the Holy Land would not meet this criterion. The Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage is intended for first time pilgrims. The minister must be in good enough physical condition in order to be able to walk up and down stairs and hills as well as 3 miles a day at times.
Thank you so much for your continued prayerful support of this very important Christian Knights Templar program.
In His name,
S. K. Emmett Mills, KCT, PGC
Chairman Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage