EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM (EOHSJ) CUSTOM TOURS
OC-Travel is a leading boutique travel provider that seeks to help you cultivate your Catholic faith through faith-based group travel. Let us bring your Lieutenancy home to Jerusalem with a custom tour.
Your Lieutenancy’s Pilgrimage
We will create for you an unforgettable journey for your Lieutenancy’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Jerusalem is the heart of the Order and our goal is to create a one-of-a-kind experience for your Lieutenancy’s visit to this storied place.
Pilgrimages to the Holy Land are an enduring tradition. See where Our Blessed Lord was born, died, wrought His many miracles, rose from the dead and healed those who had faith.
Be transformed. Allow us to create for you a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will meet the needs of your Lieutenancy and exceed your expectations.
We guarantee you will never read the Bible the same way again.
Knights and Dames
A pilgrimage to the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is a special obligation felt by every Knight and Dame of the EOHSJ and ideally should be realized at least once during every member’s lifetime.
A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will enliven your faith and bring the history and mission of the Order alive. See first-hand the many charitable works.
Further, you will experience solidarity with the local Christian communities, many of whom pay a great price to remain in their ancestral homeland.
The presence of pilgrims is a source of great encouragement and support for the local Christians. OC-Travel takes special care to patronize Christian shops and restaurants.
The Pilgrim Shell
Find out what makes the Pilgrim Shell special and how you can receive it while on pilgrimage.
The Pilgrim Shell is the most revered decoration of the Order, awarded to Knights and Dames who complete a pilgrimage, meeting various criteria.
We will arrange for your Lieutenancy to visit works of the Order and to be received in audience at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem to be awarded the Pilgrim’s Shell and accompanying diploma.
The shell, which is pinned atop the Jerusalem Cross on the mantle of the Order, is the universal sign of pilgrimage and reminds us that we are all pilgrims on earth and members of a pilgrim Church. It is also a pledge to aid the needy, especially those in the Holy Land.
The Holy Sepulchre Your Home
The highlight of your journey is to visit the Holy Sepulchre, the place where Our Blessed Lord died and was buried.
Here you will have a private guided tour as well as adequate free time to return on your own or with others to explore and pray.
Whether visiting the crusader capital of Acre, touring the Holy Sepulchre or enjoying a nice glass of wine on a rooftop terrace overlooking Jerusalem, the rich history and Catholic traditions of the Holy Land will draw you into a greatness of epic proportions.
You are not alone. You walk in the footsteps of many pilgrims. Each year some 3.5 million people visit Israel.
Know that you have a special home at the tomb of Our Lord, in the land called “holy” by God himself in Exodus 3.
Tour Director: Your tour director is a member of the EOHSJ.
Guide: Your guide is a member of the EOHSJ. He is a gentleman and a scholar, a lecturer and cultural interpreter from a prominent Christian family in Nazareth. He regularly gives tours to members of the EOHSJ.
Chaplains: A priest of your Lieutenancy will be assigned to your group and will accompany you as chaplain, offering daily Mass and hearing Confessions.
Behind the Scenes: The tour includes all of the major sites of the Holy Land, including off-the grid locations such as the beautiful seaside capital of the crusaders known as Acre, named after St. Joan of Arc.
Contact Us: If you are a member of the EOHSJ and would like more information on a custom EOHSJ tour, please submit an inquiry and we will reach out.