Description: The team will work on construction projects with the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Past projects have been refurbishing a Church that had fallen into disuse and the restoration of two cemeteries that were destroyed by the Turks in the riots of the 1950's.
The trip also includes sightseeing to various places (Agia Sophia, Church of Chora, Grand Baazar, etc.) and a private audience with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Registration Deadlines: There are limited spaces for each destination. To secure your spot, register online with a $150 deposit by December 3. Final payment is not due until January 21, 2011.
Cost : $2,200.00
This cost includes the transportation, lodging, meals, materials and sightseeing; however, it does not include the domestic flight to and from New York (JFK). If you fundraise over the trip cost, OCF will reimburse your domestic flight up to the overage amount fundraised.
Transportation: Each participant will be responsible for making their own domestic travel arrangements and e-mailing this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The international flight to Constantinople will leave JFK at 4:15 PM on March 11, 2011 and will arrive back into JFK at 3:45 PM on March 19, 2011. Please book your flight to New York (JFK) on March 11 before 1:00 PM and out of JFK on March 19 after 6:45 PM. Proceed to the Turkish Air Counter (Terminal 1), where the team will assemble. If your domestic flight does not arrive in time to catch the international flight, OCF is not responsible for your flight arrangements.
The OCF Office will book your international flight to and from Constantinople (Istanbul). In addition, if you need a hotel room near the JFK airport on March 19, please e-mail us at email@example.com and contact your trip leader. We will fly to Constantinople as a group.
Accomodations: We will be staying at the Daphnis Hotel www.daphnis.com.tr/en/index.htm . You don't need to pack sleeping bags or bedding with you. Meals will be provided for us.
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