Bishop Jane Alexander will help lead a Women of the Bible pilgrimage in Jerusalem, from June 5-14, 2018.
The 10-day course, offered by St. George's College, tells the ancient stories of women in the Bible and their struggle, joy and tragedy:
"Our itinerary will begin in Jerusalem and then take us to the Galilee, where we shall stay two nights in Nazareth, and then wind our way back to Jerusalem via the story settings in the Jezereel valley and Samaria. We will encounter Ruth as we look out at the hills of Moab in the distance from Bethlehem, the bravery of Rahab will be our encounter in Jericho, and the raising of Peter’s Mother in Law is remembered when we pray together on the Sea of Galilee at Capernaum. A visit to the ancient port city of Jaffa will be the seaside setting for the raising of Dorcas."
St. George's new promotional video features a member of our diocese. Halcyon Clark of St. Andrew's, Camrose, travelled to the Holy Land in celebration of her 50th birthday last Easter. She says she would highly recommend the pilgrimage through St. Georges. The interim Dean of the college is Canon Dr. Richard LeSueur, who served for 38 years as an Anglican priest in western and central Canada and in the Diocese of Jerusalem.