Give Yourself the Gift of Travel

Virginia Theological Seminary
Posted Jun 23, 2022

Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) has been on a pilgrimage for nearly 200 years. In 2023 VTS will mark its Historic Bicentenary, an institutional pilgrimage of ministry and mission; of flaws and faith; of scholarship and service. The ninth Dean & President, the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., has written:

“To mark our journey as an institution of 200 years, we want our alums and friends to take a journey with us. The act of moving to a different place is an act of learning that can change the way we look at the world. These pilgrimages are at the core of our mission. They can be transformative and life-giving.”

Please consider VTS TRAVELS for 2022 and 2023:

  • Fall 2022 Pilgrimages to the Holy Land: October 15-26 and October 27-November 7
  • Advent in Salzburg: November 27-December 2, 2022
  • Epiphany Pilgrimages to the Holy Land: January 7-18 and January 19-30
  • The Early Church in Legendary Turkey: March 13 – March 19, and March 18 – April 1, 2023

“Being a pilgrim is to step out in faith and to be renewed,” said the Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D., the Director of the Historic Bicentenary. He added:

“We are ready when you are. As you contemplate travel in 2022 and 2023, remember our flexible booking policy which lets you plan your future travel with complete peace of mind. If you change or cancel up to 15 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19 related reason—whether at home or in your travel destination—you will receive a credit toward future travel associated with VTS. So, book with confidence.”

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Founded in 1823 as a beacon of hope in a country new and finding its way, Virginia Theological Seminary has led the way in forming leaders of the Episcopal Church, including the Most Rev. John E. Hines (VTS 1933, D.D. 1946), former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker (VTS 1954, D.D. 1978), the first African-American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; and theologian, author and lay preacher Ms. Verna J. Dozier (VTS D.D. 1978). Serving the worldwide Anglican Communion, Virginia Theological Seminary educates approximately 25% of those being ordained who received residential theological education. Visit us online: