Knights Templar
Holy Land Pilgrimage

Our Mission:
To send Ordained Christian Ministers,
who would not have the opportunity
to go to the Holy Land otherwise.

for Christian Ministers.

In this program, the various State Grand Commanderies of Knights Templar sponsor Christian Ministers on an expenses paid study pilgrimage in Israel for 11 days. We do not solicit applications, local ministers are invited by individual Commanderies of Knights Templar to consider the possibility and a nomination form is submitted. Each state has its own process for selection. Selection of sponsored ministers from each state must be registered with the Grand Encampment Holy Land Pilgrimage Registrar by September 30. This is a fully packed itinerary and a physically aggressive program that involves 5 -7 miles of walking many days, often uphill or up steps and on uneven surfaces.

The KNIGHTS TEMPLAR HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE for Christian Ministers takes place in February of each year.

Group 1, February 3 - 13, 2020;
Group 2, February 17 - 27, 2020

Tentative Future Dates:

Group 1, February 1 - 11, 2021
Group 2, Februry 15 - 25, 2021

We do not accept applications for the Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage. Local Commanderies of Knights Templar (affiliated with the Masonic Fraternity) select Christian ministers from their area to Nominate for the program. These Nominations may be processed locally and then submitted to the state committee on the Holy Land Pilgrimage. What you may do is to express your interest in the program to members of the Masonic fraternity in your congregation or area and have them help you make contact with the nearest Commandery of Knights Templar. You can share with them your willingness to be nominated for the program. The decision whether or not to proceed with the nomination process is in the hands of the local Commandery of Knights Templar.

Emmett Mills, Jr.
Grand Encampment Chairman
Duane Kemerley
nights Templar Servant / Tour Host

David Snyder, Sr.
Knights Templar Servant / Tour Host

The covered expenses for the pilgrimage include travel from J.F.K. airport to Israel and return. (Most state organizations pay for the domestic flights to New York also.) This includes 3 meals daily, entrance fees and standard tipping. All hotel and tour travel expenses are also part of the pilgrimage.