Holy Land Pilgrimages are the cornerstone of Nawas Travel and a favorite destination for our travelers. Most Christians dream of visiting the land of Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, and resurrection. Sadly, this dream has been put on hold this year. While people are eager to follow in Our Lord’s footsteps in the Holy Land, thousands of pilgrims have delayed their spiritual journeys because of the pandemic.
Earlier Pandemics in the Holy Land
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time a pandemic has affected the Holy Land. Under the Roman Empire, there was the Antonine Plague of 165- 180 AD. Roman Empire troops returning from the Near East are suspected of bringing smallpox or measles back with them. From 249 to 262 AD, there was the Plague of Cyprian. In this case, smallpox or influenza may have been the culprit.
We Can’t Wait to Return to the Lands of the Bible
We’re all doing our best to get through these unprecedented times together. We know you’re eager to walk where Jesus walked, and we will never lose sight of our pledge to deliver the best possible pilgrimages to the Lands of the Bible and other sacred destinations.
Making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a moving experience, whether it’s your first time or you’ve visited many times before. We look forward to welcoming you on a journey to the Land of Jesus’ birth very soon. Click to read more about NAWAS’ Holy Land Pilgrimages and Protestant Holy Land tours.