- Real Break Jerusalem June 2019
June 7, 2019 - June 15, 2019
5:00 am - 6:00 am
Trip Mission – Throughout the history of salvation, many incredible women from all walks of life have answered the call to become followers of Christ. This year, OCF is offering a women’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land to walk the footsteps of Christ and also meet many of these women who loved our Lord. Not only is this the spiritual opportunity of a lifetime, but the ladies on the trip will have an opportunity to contemplate how women throughout history have lived out their vocation and how we as women today can follow their example.
Pilgrims will visit many sites important to the life of our Most Holy Mother, the Theotokos, including her birthplace, the site of the Annunciation, the site of the Nativity, Cana, where Christ performed His first miracle through her intercessions, the place from where she watched the crucifixion of her Son, and her burial place. Pilgrims will also visit the towns of St. Mary Magdalene and of Sts. Mary and Martha. In addition, they will visit two sites from the life of St. Mary of Egypt, the Monastery of St. Melanie where her relics are buried, many churches originally built by St. Helen, and the monastery where St. Elizabeth the New Martyr and St. Barbara the Nun are buried.
Along the way, the pilgrims will meet the “living stones” of the Holy Land, the local Christian population–meeting some incredible women who continue to answer Christ’s call each in their own way.
Additional pilgrimage sites will include:
Monastery of St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch, site of the resting place of the Magi before their return to their home
Wailing Wall inside the old city of Jerusalem
Jordan River, the site of the Epiphany
Monastery at the Mt. of Temptation in Jericho, the oldest City in the world
Monastery of the Transfiguration, Mt. Tabor
Monastery of the Ascension, Mount of Olives
Burial site of Oskar Schindler, Jerusalem
Stephen’s Church, Jerusalem, the site of the stoning of St. Stephen, the first Martyr
Church of St. George
Sea of Galilee
Trip Deposit Required to Register – $300.00 (10% of total trip cost)
Total Trip Cost – $3,000.00 (does not include domestic airfare to/from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York)
If a registrant chooses to pay for their trip online, or someone would like to donate to their trip online, it may be done by visiting http://www.ocf.net/sponsor/. The registrant or donor must make sure to specify the Real Break student’s name and trip under “Student Name” as the honoree of their donation.
Both the registrants themselves as well as donors may contribute to a Real Break 2019 trip by making a check payable to “Orthodox Christian Fellowship” and including the name and Real Break trip of the participant they are supporting. Checks may be mailed to: Orthodox Christian Fellowship, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445.
QUESTIONS? Email OCF National Programs Manager, Donna Levas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Real Break Student Leader, Simeon Brasowski at email@example.com.
You can also call the OCF National Office at (617) 850-1227.