Touring Christian Holy Sites in
the birthplace of Jesus Christ, and where his life, death and resurrection took
place, is the holiest place in the world for Christians. The country is strewn
with places where Jesus is believed to have walked and talked to his followers.
Every year, many Christian families from all around the world come to Israel,
visit the holy sites by day and relax at hostels and hostels by night. The
following article will present the must-see holy sites in Israel.
Visit the Site of Jesus' Birth
town of Bethlehem is where, according to tradition, Mary gave birth to Jesus.
It has one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. It hou ses the
most important site to Christians in the world: the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest
surviving churches. Beneath the church is the grotto where Jesus was born,
where passionate pilgrims kneel with excitement to be so close to such a
spiritual, historical spot.
the Holy City Where Jesus Carried the Cross
is one place you can't miss when visiting Israel. The most important city for all
three monotheistic faiths (Christianity, Judaism and Islam), it is full of
holy, spiritual sites. In addition, it is a great place to stay and relax for a
few days, at an elegant Israel chain hotel
or one of the lovely, comfortable hostels of which there are many. Here are
some of the most important sites to visit:
Via Dolorosa – The street
where Jesus is believed to have walked carrying the cross on the way to his
crucifixion, and where he resurrected several days afterwards. The street winds
for about 600 meters and is marked by the nine Stations of the Cross.
Church of the Holy
Sepulcher – This church is believed to be the actual site of the crucifixion of
Jesus. Inside the church there are several sites that mark Jesus' final hours
and finally, his death.
Church of St. John the
Baptist – Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Ein Kerem, the site of this
church is believed to be the birthplace of St. John, who baptized Jesus.
Church of All Nations – This
church is the site where Jesus had conducted his last prayers before he was
captured by the Romans.
Nazareth: the City that Gave Jesus His Name
Nazareth is where Jesus spent his childhood, thus becoming
known as "Jesus of Nazareth". It is home to several important
Christian holy sites: the Basilica of the Annunciation, which is the largest
church in the Middle East; the Synagogue Church, built in the 19th
century over the synagogue of Nazareth, where Jesus started spreading his word;
and the Church of the Transfiguration, where Jesus is said to have transfigured
and talked to Elijah and Moses.