A PILGRIMAGE TO THE SYRIAC CHURCHES OF EASTERN TURKEY WITH THE ANGLICAN AND EASTERN CHURCHES ASSOCIATION
17-25 September 2022
McCabe Pilgrimages

We are delighted to be leading this pilgrimage to the holy places of south-east Turkey. This area has played an important part in Christian history. After the First World War, Turkey became a mainly Muslim country, but we will visit the flourishing Syriac church of Tur Abdin, an area which after decades of decline has shown signs of dynamic growth.

We will share in the life of two monasteries, with their classical Syriac worship, as well as visiting towns and villages where Syriac Christianity is central to people’s lives. We will also see the ancient cliff-side Monastery of Mor Augin, re-opened after decades of being abandoned.
We shall stop at many holy places, to pray and to reflect, listening both to the voice of history and to the people we encounter along the way. There will be formal times of worship, but also space to be still.

TOUR INFORMATION
The cost is £2,195 per person sharing a twin/double room with ensuite bathroom.
This pilgrimage is on half board; breakfast is included daily and dinner at our hotels with the exception of arrival and departure days.
Flights are with Turkish Airlines from London Heathrow and all airport taxes and charges are included.
We will be accompanied by a local guide/tour manager throughout and will travel by private air-conditioned coach.
All entrance fees to sights mentioned are included as well as tips to guide, driver, hotels and restaurants.
Not included Travel insurance – includes COVID-19 cover and is £73 per person aged up to 75 years at the time of purchase and £137 per person aged 76-90. A special feature of this policy is that you do not need to declare medical conditions (see back page). We require all travellers to have adequate cover for the trip and you may choose to have annual or another suitable insurance.
The single room supplement is £445 but please read ‘Travelling Alone’ overleaf if you would like to share.
Any special requests should be noted on the booking form.
A deposit is payable now with the balance payable eight weeks prior to departure. Your final travel information will be sent two weeks before departure.
A Turkish visa is required for this trip. This is available online for $20/£16. The process is very straightforward but can be done on your behalf for a fee of £25. Full details will be sent with your final invoice.

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and send it with a deposit of £200 plus the relevant insurance premium, to the tour organiser. Cheques are payable to ‘McCabe Pilgrimages’ but if you prefer to pay by card, please make a note on the booking form and McCabe staff will contact you to take payment over the phone.
Revd Andrei Petrine
38 Claremont Road
Basildon
SS15 5PZ
Tel : 07723 026925
Email: [email protected]

Saturday, 17th September, 2022