Travel Tips

Top 10 Christmas in the Holy Land Tips

1. Go Shopping at a Christmas Market Christmas markets are already set up and operating in various cities around the Holy Land. You can’t beat the main destination – Bethlehem – for a taste of the holiday spirit. The festivities began in November with a Christmas bazaar

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Theophany: Feast of Epiphany at the Jordan River

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and [John the Baptist] saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on [Jesus]. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my

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Ascension of the Lord Jesus

“After the Lord Jesus had talked with them [apostles], he was taken up to heaven and sat at the right side of God.” (Mark 16:19) After his resurrection, Christ appeared to his disciples many times. However, after 40 days since he was brought back to live,

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Adopt a Tree in Memory of Righteous at Yad Vashem

Maintaining the trees planted in their honor In 1953 the Knesset (Israeli parliament) passed the Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance (Yad Vashem) Law, which gives particular emphasis «to commemorate the high-minded Gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews». Special legislation recognizes these courageous heroes as

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Oriental Palm Sunday in Bethlehem

Oriental Palm Sunday in Bethlehem

According to the Julian Calendar, which is the liturgical calendar of the Oriental and Orthodox Churches, the Holy Week has begun with the holiday of Palm Sunday. The feast was celebrated to commemorate the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem almost 2000 years ago. The celebration “Palm Sunday” took its name after the events that happened in

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Easter at the Garden Tomb

Easter at the Garden Tomb

Whereas the Jerusalem Easter service for Catholics and Orthodox Christians takes place at the Holy Sepulchre church, Easter services for Protestants are held at the place revered by them as the site where Jesus died and rose again, the Garden Tomb. The layout of the Garden

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