deanGreetings from the Holy City, Jerusalem, al-Quds. St George’s College is a marvelous gift to the global church from the Anglican Church in Jerusalem. First established in 1920 to serve as a seminary for the Middle East dioceses of the Anglican Communion, the College now serves as an international center for continuing education, interfaith encounter, pilgrimage, and research. We welcome people of all faiths to come and share our programs, and we open our hearts to make you welcome whether you stay for a few days or several weeks. You will be blessed by your time with our community of grace here in the Holy City, and we shall be blessed by all that you share with us. We look forward to welcoming you when you next visit Jerusalem. - Gregory C. Jenks, Dean, St George’s College Jerusalem
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Pilgrimage is an aspect of every program at St George’s College, but some programs focus on pilgrimage. Our pilgrimage programs vary between 8 and 14 days, and we provide a unique combination of features that makes our pilgrimage programs distinctive and transformative. These programs are ideal for parish and diocesan pilgrimage programs.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Introduction to the Bible Lands
In this short course you will experience selected highlights from the so-called ‘Fifth Gospel’—the land of the Bible.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Palestine of Jesus
This program combines biblical and historical studies with pilgrimage to selected sites connected with the Gospel.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Women of the Bible
Encounter the women of the Bible on the sacred landscapes of the Holy Land.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Easter Fire
Experience Holy Week and Easter observances of the Eastern Christian communities in Jerusalem.
For individuals and groups wanting to go beyond a pilgrimage program, St George’s College offers a range of more challenging study programs as well as facilities for research. Many of these programs can gain academic credit at colleges, seminaries, and universities, or points for continuing education and professional development requirements. We welcome scholars who wish to use our library or work with the archaeological materials from Tel Dothan in the Benshoof Cistern Museum. As a member of the international consortium for the Bethsaida Archaeology Project, the College offers opportunities to participate in an active dig.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Ways in the Wilderness
The Ways in the Wilderness program explores biblical, monastic, and personal themes of wilderness as we visit sites in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Old Testament Landscapes and Narratives
Participants study Old Testament scriptures on location from Dan to Be’er Sheva.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Bible and Archaeology – Bethsaida Archaeology Project
After two weeks on the dig, students spend three nights in Nazareth and another 4 nights in Jerusalem.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Abraham and his Children
This program focuses upon the Abrahamic narratives of the Hebrew Bible, Genesis 11-25, and the traditions of Abraham as developed in the Talmud, New Testament, and Quran.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Jordan Study Tour
Participation in the Jordan study tour includes an overnight at St George’s College on the day that the program returns to Jerusalem and breakfast on the following morning.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Extended Studies Program
This Program allows people to take a series of consecutive courses to create an extended study program, with a significant reduction in the tuition fees that would otherwise apply.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Benshoof Cistern Museum
The museum is located in an ancient water cistern, believed to date from the late Roman or early Byzantine period.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/The Holy Land and the Arts
Dr. Boehm’s research focuses on the intersection of creativity and faith.
Justice, Peace and Reconciliation
Our context in Palestine and Israel provides a challenge to serve as agents of justice, reconciliation and peace. The sacred Scriptures of the three great religions with deep roots in this land provide resources for reconciliation as well as texts that have been appropriated to justify conflict and reinforce suspicion. St George’s College works with other local organisations to promote interfaith engagement, to seek religious resources for justice and peace, and to promote reconciliation.
https://www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com/Jerusalem Ministry Formation
The Jerusalem Ministry Formation program is a special course tailored for the needs of people preparing for ministry, whether as clergy or lay leaders. The program will include sessions on Anglican identity and mission, as well as postcolonial hermeneutics, as we assist people to prepare for their ministry in new and challenging contexts during the next few decades.
Sharing Perspectives: Jews and Christians in the Holy Land
A short program for Jews and Christians to encounter the Holy Land together, and reflect on the significance of this experience for their own faith and practice.
Living Stones: Faith and Witness of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
The Living Stones course provides an in depth overview of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem set within the larger context of indigenous Christianity in the Holy Land. The course visits the local parishes, educational institutions and medical centers of the Episcopal Diocese located in Israel and Palestine.
Sharing Perspectives: Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land
In this course, Christian and Muslim participants live together as an interfaith community, visit holy sites of the three Abrahamic faiths and engage in theological discussion. 13770502_10153826190291915_5295169140631022022_nThe course strengthens faith while encouraging new insights, perspectives and friendships. The aim is for participants to return home resourced to promote Christian-Muslim understanding in their respective communities.
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View all our Pilgrimages, Study, and Reconciliation Programs, listed by date. Fees include tuition and room and board.
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