2018 Holy Land Pilgrimage
HOW IT WORKS
Arizona Commanderies of Knights Templar submit nominations of local ministers of their choosing to the Committee on Holy Land Pilgrimage of the Grand Commandery of their state (from this point on listed as the State Committee).
Donations are received from local Commanderies, Divisions, Auxillary Groups and others by the State Committee of the Grand Commandery and may be pooled to provide funding for the upcoming pilgrimage.
The State Committee reviews the nominations and selects the number of ministers they will be sending based on the available funds, using the criteria listed in 'Guidelines for Selection of Ministers'. Note: Some local Commanderies or others may choose to fully sponsor a minister and pay the entire fee. In the case of 100% sponsorship, the Commandery or Division often selects the minister for full sponsorship. The 100% sponsored ministers are expected to meet the spirit of the qualifications listed as 'Guidelines for Selection of Ministers'.
The list of those ministers selected from the nomination pool and the 100% sponsorships for each state are forwarded to the Holy Land Pilgrimage Committee of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America who oversees the actual travel arrangements.
While some State Committees may follow other procedures, they still follow the process of sending the names and information of their Pilgrim ministers to the Grand Encampment Chairman of the Committee on Holy Land Pilgrimage and are responsible for the full funding of their Pilgrim ministers’ travel.