„What the Spirit speaks to the churches“ (Rev. 2,7)

7 days / 6 nights / 6 breakfasts / 6 dinners

20-26 April, 2024

This pilgrimage route aims to visit the most important places associated with the book of Revelation of St. John, more specifically cities where there were communities of Christians – the seven churches to which he wrote the epistle in the Apocalypse. We will have the opportunity to think about how these words relate to our personal lives.

An important place for us is Ephesus, where, according to tradition, there is a house of St. Mother of God and where the Ecumenical Council was held.

In addition, places related to the activity and life of apostles and saints are visited: St. John (Ephesus), St. Philip and Bartholomew (Hierapolis/Pamukkale), St. Ap. Paul (Ephesus, Laodicea, Colossae), St. Polycarp of Smyrna and St. Irenaeus of Lyons (Izmir), St. Meliton of Sardis (Sardi).

In addition, the famous Troy and resorts of Ayvalık and Kuşadası will be visited.

 The trip has a religious nature – every day we plan the Holy Liturgy and prayers. As this is a Muslim country, liturgies will be held in churches in Ephesus and Izmir. In other locations, the time and location will be announced during the trip.

Day 1 Departure from Plovdiv (about. 00.00). Visit to the ancient city of Troy.

Day 2 Visit Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia.

Day 3 Visit to Pamukkale-Hierapolis, Colossi and Laodicea.

Day 4 Visit to Ephesus.

Day 5 Visit to Izmir.

Day 6 Visit to Pergamum and Canakkale.

Day 7 Departure for Bulgaria. Arrival in Plovdiv in the evening.

Price per person in a double room: BGN 1,050. Supplement for accommodation in an individual room: BGN 170.

The price includes:

– 6 nights with breakfast and dinner in hotels;

 – Transportation by licensed bus;

– Tolls, parking lots and check-points;

– Tour guide services in Bulgarian according to the described program;

– Medical insurance with a coverage of 2,000 euros.

– Visit and entrance fees to Troy, Thyatira, Hierapolis, Laodicea, Pergamum, Ephesus,

– Walking tour in Izmir, Canakkale

The price does not include:

– Pocket money;

– Any expenses not described in the above program.

– Turkey E-Visa fee

You can pay the full amount at enrollment or in installments:

When registering: BGN 150 + copy of the identity document;

I Contribution: (300 BGN): must be submitted by February 15, 2024.

II Contribution (300 BGN): must be submitted by March 15, 2024.

III Contribution (BGN 300): must be submitted by April 15, 2024.

 Enrollment: in the church „Our Lady of the Angels“ in Plovdiv at fr. Marcin Grec, phone: 0899 808 883 payment in cash or to a bank account :

Name: Orden na Malkite Bratya Kaputsini – Plovdiv

Bank Name: UBB* (in bulgarian ОББ*)

IBAN: BG95RZBB91551004319678


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