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Exodus Pilgrimage on the Road to Madrid

Join pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Sydney on the Road to Madrid, as they travel through sacred sites through Egypt and the Holy Land. This page will feature daily multimedia blogs direct from the pilgrimage sites, as well as from the World Youth Day events in Madrid, with thanks to Harvest WYD Tours. Don’t miss out!

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Cairo: 2 Days
Arrival and Cairo Exploration
Mout Sinai: 1 Day
Ascent to the Summit of Mount Sinai
Red Sea: 1 Day
Journey through the desert to reach the Red Sea
Sea of Galilee: 4 Days
Mount Tabor and Cana, Mount Carmel, Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony
Jerusalem: 3 Days
Visit to the Old City of Jerusalem
Madrid: 7 Days
Celebration of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain

On Pilgrimage to WYD 2011

Last updated at 2011-07-29 1:04AM

Xt3, The Hub For WYD2011, No Matter Where You Are

Join pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Sydney on the Road to Madrid!

The ‘Exodus Encounter’ is one of a number of pilgrimages thousands of young people are taking prior to WYD in Madrid.

Around 100 young people will be led by His Eminence the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell on an exhilarating two-week journey through the desert wilderness of Egypt and the Holy Land in Israel.

Beginning in Cairo, the young pilgrims will follow the ancient paths of the prophets visiting spectacular historical and Holy sites.

From the great Pyramids at Giza to the Sphinx and the Hanging Church; the Gulf of Suez and the summit of Mt Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

On descent the group will visit the Monastery of St Catherine which has a world renowned collection of ancient illuminated manuscripts and many valuable icons considered second in importance to the Vatican.

It is then on to the Red Sea before crossing into Israel and to Masada, Herod’s fortress and the Dead Sea to float around in the salty waters said to have healing qualities.

The journey continues to Jericho, Nazareth, Cana and Capernaum. At Galilee we join up with hundreds of other pilgrims, Bishops and priests from around Australia for a special Mass on Lake Galilee.

The group will visit Caesarea, Jerusalem and the Wailing Wall, Bethlehem, Mt Zion and the many other Holy sites.

A camera crew will accompany the group, capturing all the amazing sites, prayers and reflections.

There will also be interviews along the way with Cardinal Pell and the young people, including a group of disabled pilgrims determined to be part of this amazing experience.

See our exclusive daily video blogs on Xt3.com, sponsored by Harvest Pilgrimages.

Then it is on to Madrid to join with two million others for WYD2011!

From 16-21 August 2011, Xt3 will bring you all the Madrid action LIVE on xt3.

Look out for the LIVE Xt3 webcasts including the Australian Gathering on 16 August, the Papal Arrival on 18 August, the Vigil with the Pope on 20 August and the WYD Final Mass on 21 August 2011

WYD Madrid LIVE – no matter where you are!

Don’t miss out on Xt3’s daily video blogs, bring all the action on the road to Madrid, to you!

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