Fairfax, VA - The fourth Light of the East pilgrimage will be held July 10-24, 2023 to Constantinople and the Holy Land with Bishop John Michael Botean as Spiritual Director. We have confirmed a private audience with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on July 14. We will visit major Byzantine churches in Istanbul and have a boat tour of the Bosphorous. We will see the sites where Jesus lived and preached in Galilee, have a short voyage on the Sea of Galilee, travel along the Jordan River, and finish in Jerusalem. In addition to visiting sites we hear of in the Gospels, we will pray an Akathist to the Tomb of Christ in the Tomb itself. The entire trip is only $5999 per person, double occupancy and includes airfare from Washington, DC, breakfast and dinner each day, local transportation, entrance fees and tour guides. You can find more details and register with a deposit of $800 online here: