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In 301, when St Gregory the Illuminator converted King Trdat to the faith, Armenia became the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion. The Armenian church is called Apostolic because the country had been evangelised by two of the Twelve Apostles, Thaddeus and Bartholomew.

Armenians claim descent from Noah’s great-great grandson Haik, from whom their name for their country, Hayastan, derives. Armenia is symbolised by the looming snow-capped peak of Mount Ararat, where Noah’s Ark landed, now over the Turkish border. Historically often much larger in area, the Republic of Armenia which emerged out of the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, is about the same size as Belgium.

A Pilgrimage Journey through Holy Armenia

Our nine day journey begins and ends in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, situated on the edge of the Hrazdan River.

Prices from £2,699 pp

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McCabe Educational Trust

The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages, functions independently with its own board of Directors and is a registered charity.

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Organising a Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is our speciality and in 2023 we celebrate our 40th year in business – so we must be doing something right! We work with all denominations and are happy to tailor every pilgrimage to the needs of each particular church. For instance, some parties would plan one or two Eucharists during their pilgrimage but others will choose a daily celebration. In the Holy Land, your focus may be the Galilean ministry or a re-creation of Holy Week in Jerusalem. You tell us what your particular interest is and we will recommend an itinerary

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