Travel with the Eastern Diocese

The Eastern Diocese regularly organizes pilgrimages to Armenia, historic Armenia, and the Holy Land for adults and youth. Below is a list of upcoming programs. 

Christmas in the Holy Land

The Eastern Diocese is sponsoring a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, which will run from January 12 to 22, 2015. The pilgrims will visit some of the most inspirational sites in the Holy Land.
These include guided tours of JJerusalem, Jericho, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, Tiberias, and Qumran. Participants will explore Jerusalem's Armenian Quarter and the Sts. James Armenian Monastery and Armenian Patriarchate, and will have an audience with His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem.
The pilgrims will also travel to the city of our Lord's birth—Bethlehem—to celebrate Christ's Nativity with a Christmas procession and a midnight Divine Liturgy on January 18-19.
The all-inclusive package for this 10-day pilgrimage (departing from JFK airport) is $2,598 per person (double occupancy, plus a $50 administrative fee). Questions about the trip can be directed to the Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, the pilgrimage coordinator, at

Click on the following links to view a flyer and to access an online registration form