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You may be seeing some news coming out of Israel. Here’s the scoop.
Breaking news:
HAARETZ NEWS:  The Corona Cabinet convened tonight (Saturday) to discuss how to deal with the new coronavirus variant Omicron, which was first detected in Israel yesterday. According to the outline approved by the cabinet, vaccinated and recovering Israelis returning from abroad will have to quarantine for three days. Additionally, they will be required to undergo a corona test when they land, and another test 72 hours later.

This is in contrast to the current situation where returnees from abroad are required to undergo a single examination. In addition, the Cabinet announced that the entry of foreigners into Israel will be banned, except in cases approved by the Exceptions Committee.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN  Nothing at the moment.  The travel ban was initially put in place for 14 days beginning Sunday, November 28.  
The 2022 Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage is still a ‘GO.’  Only as we get closer to travel dates will any other decision be made once the State of Israel and Gate 1 Travel make their determinations.  Take a deep breath and keep your travel plans in order.

Can ministers apply to participate in this pilgrimage?

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE for Christian Ministers.  In this program, the various State Grand Commanderies of Knights Templar sponsor Christian Ministers on an expenses paid study pilgrimage in Israel for 11 days.  We do not solicit applications.  Local ministers are invited by individual Commanderies of Knights Templar to consider the possibility and a nomination form is submitted.  Each state has its own process for selection.  Selection of sponsored ministers from each state must be registered by September 30.  This is a fully packed itinerary and a physically aggressive program that involves 5 -7 miles of walking many days, often uphill or up steps and on uneven surfaces The KNIGHTS TEMPLAR HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE for Christian Ministers takes place in February of each year.

Mid June

The heat index reminds us that Summer is here for sure. Details for the 2022 In the Footsteps of Jesus Holy Land Pilgrimage are moving ahead. We have five seats available for the November 7 – 18, 2022 trip. Any last minute additions need to be made by mid-July or before. After that time weContinue reading “Mid June”

With Eyes Forward

While the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many adjustments and somecancellations, the Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage program moves aheadwith eyes forward.Knight Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage for Christian Ministers. Keep in mind this vital date: September 20. It is the date each year that allPilgrim Ministers are to be registered with the registrar of the GrandContinue reading “With Eyes Forward”

A ‘viral’ update

You may be seeing some news coming out of Israel. Here’s the scoop.Breaking news:HAARETZ NEWS:  The Corona Cabinet convened tonight (Saturday) to discuss how to deal with the new coronavirus variant Omicron, which was first detected in Israel yesterday. According to the outline approved by the cabinet, vaccinated and recovering Israelis returning from abroad willContinue reading “A ‘viral’ update”

Can ministers apply to participate in this pilgrimage?

We do not accept applications for the Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage.  Local Commanderies of Knights Templar (affiliated with the Masonic Fraternity) select Christian ministers from their area to Nominate for the program.  These Nominations may be processed locally and then submitted to the state committee on the Holy Land Pilgrimage. What you may doContinue reading “Can ministers apply to participate in this pilgrimage?”

Pilgrimages for Christian Ministers

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE for Christian Ministers.  In this program, the various State Grand Commanderies of Knights Templar sponsor Christian Ministers on an expenses paid study pilgrimage in Israel for 11 days.  We do not solicit applications.  Local ministers are invited by individual Commanderies of Knights Templar to consider the possibility and a nominationContinue reading “Pilgrimages for Christian Ministers”


You may be seeing some news coming out of Israel. Here’s the scoop.
Breaking news:
HAARETZ NEWS:  The Corona Cabinet convened tonight (Saturday) to discuss how to deal with the new coronavirus variant Omicron, which was first detected in Israel yesterday. According to the outline approved by the cabinet, vaccinated and recovering Israelis returning from abroad will have to quarantine for three days. Additionally, they will be required to undergo a corona test when they land, and another test 72 hours later.

This is in contrast to the current situation where returnees from abroad are required to undergo a single examination. In addition, the Cabinet announced that the entry of foreigners into Israel will be banned, except in cases approved by the Exceptions Committee.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN  Nothing at the moment.  The travel ban was initially put in place for 14 days beginning Sunday, November 28.  
The 2022 Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage is still a ‘GO.’  Only as we get closer to travel dates will any other decision be made once the State of Israel and Gate 1 Travel make their determinations.  Take a deep breath and keep your travel plans in order.

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