Virtual Pilgrimage – Coventry, England

2020-04-04

When I think of visiting one of the great Cathedral cities of England, the usual suspects always come to mind: Canterbury, York Minster, Ely, Wells, Salisbury… (the list could go on and on).There’s one Cathedral most people wouldn’t think to put on their list, though it is one of the most beautiful and emotionally stirring houses of worship in all of the United Kingdom. Coventry Cathedral is a site I could visit a hundred times and feel as if I wanted to go back for more.

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Virtual Pilgrimage – Toledo, Spain

2020-04-02

About an hour south of Madrid is the city of Toledo. It was, at one time, the capitol of the Visigoth Kingdom, a conquest of the Moorish armies, a stronghold of the Knights Templar, and home to a solemn procession which dates from the 15th century, and is still celebrated today.

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Want to plan your own Itinerary? Faith Journeys will work to customize your pilgrimage

2020-04-02

“Thank you, to Faith Journeys, for your excellent service and willingness to let us plan these two weeks in detail! We believe it resulted in very happy and satisfied travelers and a return to Knoxville with unforgettable, faith-changing experiences to cherish!” The Rev. Bill and Eleanor Barron Retired Presbyterian Pastor Knoxville, TN

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Virtual Pilgrimage – Glendalough, Republic of Ireland

2020-04-01

Just South of Dublin, in the misty Wicklow Mountains is a site called Glendalough. It is considered a “thin place” in Celtic Christianity and home to St. Kevin’s Monastery. Today, we’ll explore this “must see” pilgrimage location in the Republic of Ireland and learn about why it has been a holy site since the early 6th century.

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Virtual Pilgrimage – Sea of Galilee, Israel

2020-03-31

The Sea of Galilee is a central part of the Gospels of the New Testament. The area around the Galilee is the main focus of Jesus’ early ministry, teaching, and miracles. Today, let’s travel to Israel to learn about a “must see” pilgrimage site for any Christian who is traveling in the Holy Land.

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Want to build a culture of pilgrimage in your community?

2020-03-31

“Working with FJ was simply a remarkable experience! Their attention to detail, constant follow-up, listening to our needs, and friendliness was second to none! FJ’s helped me get the journey I wanted and the experience we had hoped for. At the end of our pilgrimage, every single participant, all 27, said they’d do it again […]

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Virtual Pilgrimage – Holy Island, England

2020-03-30

Today’s stop on our virtual pilgrimage brings us back to England. Holy Island, or the Isle of Lindisfarne, is a very special place located in the very North of England. It has a fascinating history that includes Celtic Christianity, early English saints, and viking raiders.

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Virtual Pilgrimage – Paris, France

2020-03-27

It has been a good ten years since I have been to Paris and the world has changed dramatically since then. The city has endured labor strikes, the Cathedral of Notre Dame has been nearly destroyed by a fire, and now the streets and famous landmark sites are empty, due to the Coronavirus. But, the “City of Light” still burns brightly and is waiting for a time that people can come, visit, and worship in her beautiful churches, once again.

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Virtual Pilgrimage – Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

2020-03-26

The focus of today’s virtual pilgrimage is the Emerald Isle and the burial site St. Patrick – Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Follow me and learn more about Patrick and several other saints associated with this little Irish town.

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Mary Statue in Nazareth

Virtual Pilgrimage – Nazareth (The Annunciation)

2020-03-25

Today’s virtual pilgrimage takes us to Nazareth and the site of the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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The High Altar

Virtual Pilgrimage – Canterbury, England

2020-03-24

Canterbury is home to one of the oldest Christian sites in England. It was to Canterbury that Pope Gregory I sent Augustine as a missionary to the Anglo-Saxons in 596. Today, if is the mother church of the Church of England and the world-wide Anglican Communion.

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Christians to Christians

2020-03-19

Dear Friends, On behalf of all of us at Faith Journeys, I want to reach out to you—our colleagues, and clients—truly in my heart, our friends and family. As a family-owned business, we share our thoughts and prayers for all of you. We are all impacted similarly with the uncertainty of our times. We too […]

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5 Must-See Cities on Your Pilgrimage to Greece

2020-02-28

1. Athens “The divine city,” Athens is home to the Parthenon, Acropolis and other enduring monuments to Ancient Greece. It is also the site where Apostle Paul gave his famous sermon about The Unknown God. 2. Corinth Corinth is one of the oldest towns in Greece, at times rivaling Athens and Thebes in wealth. It […]

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Your Ministry Partner in Pilgrimage Travel

2020-02-05

VALUE AND SUBSTANCE/A TRUE PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE “Looking at other tour companies, some which were cheaper and some more expensive, we got more than we paid for in every respect – accommodations, travel, touring, meals, etc. I spoke with others in our area who traveled with other companies and they were impressed that we were able […]

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One Incredible Moment After Another

2019-12-11

There is not an adequate way to express the personal and spiritual highlights of the tour. It was one incredible moment after another and to choose just one or two would be a disservice to all the others! I think all the participants feel the same way. Working with Faith Journeys has always been a […]

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Spiritual – Meaningful – Unforgettable

2019-12-04

5 Stars to all at Faith Journey’s! They did an AMAZING JOB. So friendly, supportive and so helpful all along the way. Faith Journeys went the extra mile. What influenced me to partner with Faith Journeys were all the comments others have made about their experiences working with Faith Journeys, and their many years of […]

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Walking in the Land of the Bible – Why You Should Travel to the Holy Land

2019-05-29

“We returned home with renewed friendships, new friendships, and forever changed by what we have experienced here. Regardless of your faith affiliation, the impact of this region on the world is undeniable. The commingling of security forces, tourists, and the people who populate this land are just a fabric of the community. The kinds of […]

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Faith Journeys to the Holy Land

2019-02-21

“Our FJ Team did a very good job. They were attentive to our needs and responsive. Our FJ Tour Guide was an incredible guide! She not only knew history of the sites, she knew archeological information and since she was a Christian guide, with a good grasp of Scripture, she really enlivened the tour. She […]

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St. Hilary Catholic Church Visits France, Spain & Portugal

2018-08-10

“Faith Journeys is a pleasure to work with! They take care of everything and there is never a worry. The local guides are always excellent! The company worked with me to customize our trip and I also appreciate their expert advice in crafting an itinerary that maximizes our limited time together, and makes sure we […]

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“Aha” Moments in the Holy Land

2018-08-09

“GREAT TOUR FOR VALUE AND EXPERIENCE TOGETHER. Thank you for making this possible for so many of our people in keeping the cost reasonable. As a pastor, I love seeing people’s “aha” moments as they understand scripture from a geographic, Biblical, historical, personal and spiritual perspective. It is a JOY! As a pastor, my highlights […]

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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Tours Ireland & Scotland

2018-08-08

“Overall, the pilgrimage was a HUGE success! Everyone came back raving about what a great time they had, the interesting places they had visited, and the things they had learned. Working with Faith Journeys was a great experience. This was my first time leading a pilgrimage and Faith Journeys helped guide me through the process […]

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Holy Spirit Lutheran Church tours Ireland and Scotland

2018-05-23

“Our travel to Ireland and Scotland gave us a wonderful introduction to the beauty and gift of Celtic spirituality and the ancient traditions of the church. We were well taken care of and experienced places and people we might never have encountered on our own. We are grateful for the work and gift of Faith […]

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Christ the King Community Church tours the Holy Land

2018-05-21

“I enjoy working with Faith Journeys as they allow for an amazing experience. The spiritual space and discipleship moments allow me, as a pastor, to shepherd my own people while leaving the details to FJ. Our local Tour Manager was FANTASTIC. He knows his stuff, and his passion for Jesus sets him apart. The sightseeing […]

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The Holy Land brings meaningful experiences for St. Anthony on the Desert

2018-05-08

“We are writing to express our thanks to all of you for an amazing experience in Israel. Faith Journeys did a wonderful job with organization and getting information to us. All the logistics were handled with professionalism. Every detail was planned, which made our travel worry free. Even before the trip, we could contact Darren […]

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Bible Institute of Hawaii members tour Greece and Turkey

2018-05-04

“The beautiful landscapes combined with the compelling historical drama of Greece and Turkey in the biblical world contribute to an unforgettable trip. Both my intellect and heart were fed richly by the competence and professionalism of Faith Journeys. The Faith Journeys Team is very competent and responsive. They are invaluable in working with us. My […]

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St. Anthony on the Desert Tours the Holy Land

2018-04-25

“Our trip managed to touch on all of the important sights on our itinerary. We appreciated the ease of access to each sight – carefully navigated by our tour guide. He was able to relay detailed stories and connect locations to scripture references. He was attentive to the group’s needs and made modifications to our […]

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Experience the Holy Land with a Believer, Not Just a Guide

2018-03-05

This was my fourth (4th) trip to the Holy Land.  I must say it was the best!  Overall our pilgrims experienced a spiritual journey where the connections to scripture and where Jesus lived to be a meaningful experience for them. This was one of the best pilgrimages in the Holy Land that I have experienced.  […]

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Leave the Planning Details of your Religious Tour to Faith Journeys so You can Enjoy Each Memory!

2018-02-21

Considering a trip to the Holy Land presents two questions for many people…

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Our Lady of the Woods Youth Ministry “Volun-Tours” in Hawaii

2018-01-11

Our Lady of the Woods Youth Ministry had a wonderful time volunteering on their New Year’s holiday trip to Hawaii. They had the opportunity to enjoy the island paradise experience while giving back to the communities they visited through beach clean-ups, mentoring at-risk youth, and preparing meals for the homeless.

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The Trip of a Lifetime – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Celebrates the 500th Year of the Reformation in Germany

2017-09-20

Members of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church from Saint Paul, Minnesota recently returned from their tour to Germany. Their journey began in Berlin as they explored the Footsteps of the Great Reformer, Martin Luther. Tracing the footsteps of Martin Luther’s life is an experience sure to be remembered by all. Read what Pastor Bradley Schmeling […]

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Follow in the footsteps of Luther, the Great Reformer

2017-07-28

Pastor Karen Behling and Professor David Behling led their group on a ten-day reformation journey to Germany to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther. Read what Pastor Karen Behling had to say about her experience:   “Visiting the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig was an incredibly moving experience for many in the group – […]

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The CSJ Institute of Mount Saint Mary’s University explore the rich history of the founders of the Sisters of Carondelet through France

2017-07-11

The CSJ Institute of Mount Saint Mary’s University had a wonderful time exploring the rich history of the founders of the Sisters of Carondelet through France. Exploring the life of Mother St. John Fontbonne who served in leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph before and after the French Revolution. It was in 1836 that […]

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Members of the Rabbit Creek Church had an “Incredible Journey” through the Holy Land

2017-04-13

Members of the Rabbit Creek Church from Anchorage, Alaska embarked on a ten day tour to the Holy Land! Read what tour hosts, Vonday Kay and Dr. Mark, had to say about their experience: “We had an amazing trip! There is nothing like being in the places Jesus was. The Bible truly does come alive. […]

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Bless Your Congregation – Becoming the most skillful, knowledgeable, and prepared servant of the Word

2017-04-10

“While there are many things that a pastor does in ministry, nothing is more important than his devotion to teach and preach the Bible, the very Word of God. For that reason, a pastor needs to do everything he can to prepare himself to be the most skillful, knowledgeable, and prepared servant of the Word […]

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Evangelical Free Church Deepened their Faith as they followed in the Footsteps of Jesus through the Holy Land!

2017-02-28

Pastor Bruce Van Sickle led his congregation on a thirteen day spiritual journey through the Holy Land! This journey gave each member the opportunity to deepen their faith as they followed in the footsteps of Jesus. Here is what Pastor Bruce Van Sickle had to say about his journey to the Holy Land: “Excellent. We got to […]

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St. Hilary Catholic Church Journeys to the Shrines and Cathedrals of France!

2017-02-24

Members of the St. Hilary Catholic Church embarked on an eleven day spiritual journey to the shrines and cathedrals of France. Some highlights of their tour included visits to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame Cathedral, Mass at the Tomb of St. Therese, and a guided tour of the Abbey of St. Martin. Read what Father […]

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Reverend Michael Cooper and his Pilgrimage Group Journey through Spain!

2017-02-24

The Camino, or “The Way,” across Northern Spain to the Cathedral and burial spot of Santiago or Saint James in Northwestern Spain has almost a 1000 year tradition in the Catholic/Christian faith. As a walking pilgrimage it is a graceful and joyful journey. Making it with friends or with a community of companions in faith […]

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St. Jacob Lutheran Church Returns from Europe!

2017-02-23

Members of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church from Anna, Ohio journeyed to Italy and Germany on a thirteen day tour to build and strengthen their faith and fellowship. The journey began in Rome, visiting “bucket list” sites associated with the early Christian Church, the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, including the Vatican Museum, the Coliseum […]

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St. Matthew’s Church Returns from Ireland and Scotland!

2017-02-23

Members of the St. Matthew’s Church experienced many of Ireland’s and Scotland’s iconic locations by immersing themselves into the culture, history, and religious significance of these two lands. Spiritual highlights of the tour included sites associated with St. Patrick and visiting the hauntingly beautiful monastic sites in Glendalough. St. Matthew’s Church selected Faith Journeys as their […]

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First Presbyterian Church from Lancaster, Pennsylvania experience the best of Ireland and Scotland!

2017-02-23

Members of the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Pennsylvania embarked on a nine day tour to Ireland and Scotland! Their journey began in Dublin, Ireland where they explored Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. As the tour continued they headed towards Belfast, where the Titanic was built, before heading off to Scotland to […]

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Dave Mendoza and his Congregation have an “Unforgettable Spiritual Experience” in the Holy Land!

2017-02-22

Dave and Suzy Mendoza led their congregation on an “unforgettable spiritual” journey to the Holy Land! Some highlights of their trip were visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Mt. of Beatitudes, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jerusalem and much more! See what made their second trip with Faith Journeys to the Holy Land so memorable: “Words cannot express our […]

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Christ Lutheran Church Members Walked in the Footsteps of Jesus and the Early Apostles!

2017-02-22

Members of the Christ Lutheran Church from Brea, California embarked on a thirteen day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In addition to Jerusalem, they traveled to Caesarea, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and many more sacred sites. See what made their experience so memorable: “It was the trip of a lifetime that we will never forget, and […]

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A Journey to the Holy Land “Exceeded Expectations” for Members of the Evergreen Church!

2017-02-16

Members of the Evergreen Church from Bothell, Washington went on a twelve day journey to the Holy Land. See what made their experience so memorable: “Our experience in Israel exceeded our expectations. Malcolm Cartier proved to be an exceptional guide. Malcolm, brought 45 years of guide experience, living through the rebirth of Israel plus his […]

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Bill Barron and his Congregation had the “Best Experience Possible” on their Journey to the Holy Land!

2017-02-16

Bill and Eleanor Barron led their congregation on a fifteen day journey to the Holy Land. See what made their experience so memorable: “Roman was excellent!!! We found his personal witness to be refreshing and intimate, and he was truly prepared and expert on the scripture, archeology, and history! He is truly a fine man […]

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Redeemer Lutheran Church from Olathe, Kansas has “the trip of a lifetime” on their Reformation tour to Germany!

2017-02-16

Reverend Perry Sukstorf led his group on a ten-day reformation journey to Germany to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther. Below is a highlight from Reverend Sukstorf about his tour with Faith Journeys: “I really appreciate how Faith Journeys tries to ensure you have the trip you as the leader are intending to create […]

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Pastor Frank Janzow Leads his Congregation through Germany and Austria!

2017-02-16

Pastor Frank Janzow led his group on a ten day reformation journey to Germany and Austria . Below is a highlight from Pastor Frank Janzow about his second trip with Faith Journeys: “As in previous trips using FJ, there is a clear sense that the office team is there for you any time, and is willing to […]

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Ascension Lutheran Church Fulfills a “Dream God Planted in their Heart”

2017-01-30

Ascension Lutheran Church recently returned from the Holy Land. Below is a highlight from Pastor Frank Janzow “Thank you for the opportunity to reflect on the amazing trip to the Holy Land that my wife Jan and I experienced along with 24 others. For me a dream God planted in my heart a year ago […]

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