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Epiphany 2022 Holy Land Travel

Date: February 4, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, VA – As part of our Bicentennial celebration, Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) asks you to consider a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2022 with the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold IIIthe 25th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, and the Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D., co-director of the Bicentennial Campaign and the Arthur Carl Lichtenberger Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology and Continuing Education at VTS.

“To mark our journey as an institution of 200 years, we want our alums and friends to take a journey with us,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president. “The act of moving in a different place is an act of learning that can change the way we look at the world. These pilgrimages are at the core of our mission. They can be transformative and life-giving.”

The dates for these Bicentennial Pilgrimages to the Holy Land are during Epiphany 2022:

  • PILGRIMAGE ONE: January 8–19, 2022
  • PILGRIMAGE TWO: January 22–February 2, 2022

“We are ready when you are!” said Hawkins. “As you contemplate returning to travel in 2022 and beyond, remember our flexible booking policy which lets you plan your future travel with complete peace of mind. If you change or cancel up to 15 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason—whether at home or in your travel destination—you will receive a credit toward future travel associated with VTS. So, book with confidence.”

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Founded in 1823 as a beacon of hope in a country new and finding its way, Virginia Theological Seminary has led the way in forming leaders of the Episcopal Church, including the Most Rev. John E. Hines (VTS 1933, D.D. 1946), former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker (VTS 1954, D.D. 1978), the first African-American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; and theologian, author and lay preacher Ms. Verna J. Dozier (VTS D.D. 1978). Serving the worldwide Anglican Communion, Virginia Theological Seminary educates approximately 25% of those being ordained who received residential theological education. Visit us online: 


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