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7 Churches Kfifan, Jrabta, Sghar with Bee Happy

The tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday was started with Saint Philip Neri around 1553. For centuries Catholics in many parts of the world – especially Italy, Poland, Mexico, and the Philippines – have been visiting seven churches in their diocese on Holy Thursday after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. This pilgrimage practice originated in Rome, where the faithful visited the seven Roman basilicas, saying prayers and “watching” in adoration at each. They are: St. John Lateran, St. Peter’s, St. Mary Major, St. Paul-outside-the-walls, St. Sebastian, Santa Croce-in-Jerusalem, and St. Lawrence-outside-the-walls.

The pilgrimage to each church corresponds to the seven “stops” or “stations” of the via crucis that were made by Jesus on his way to Calvary:
Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22: 39-46)

2nd Visit: Jesus bound and taken before Annas (John 18: 19-22)

3rd Visit: Jesus taken before the High Priest, Caiaphas (Matthew 26: 63-65)

4th Visit: Jesus taken before Pilate (John 18,35-37)

5th Visit: Jesus taken before Herod (Luke 23: 8-9; 11)

6th Visit: Jesus taken before Pilate again (Matthew 27: 22-26)

7th Visit: Jesus given the crown of thorns and led to his crucifixion (Matthew 27: 27-31)
This Year, we will start from Kfifan by visiting 3 churches and we will then go straight to Jrabta to visit Saint Rafka. After, we go up to Sghar Village to finish our hike by visiting 3 churches and eating “Rched w Zaytoun”.
General excursion difficulty type: Easy with around 8 km.

Departure and Meeting point:
Thursday, 29th of March, 2018:

- From Dora, Near Mercedes establishment, Parking ADIR Insurance at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Please be Punctual!
- From Jbeil, Near Wooden Bakery at 07:30 p.m.

PRICE: 10,000 L.L. per person including Transportation, professional guides and A BIG smile and POSITIVE attitude!

Gear up with:
• Hiking shoes or Comfortable walking shoes
• Lebanese ID or passport.
• Insurance card.
• Mineral water.
• Warm Jacket (essential) and /or waterproof Cover.

For more info and/or reservation: Please before the 27th of March, 2018.
You can Call, SMS or WhatsApp: Charbel Saba 70/788431.

Noting that:
• It's a pilgrimage trip, Calmness and decency are necessary.
• Seats are so limited. We apologize for any booking after the bus is full.
• Reservations one day before the trip will not be accepted.
• Due to any reason beyond our control, slight modifications to the program may occur.

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