A post about Russian-Orthodox churches in Israel, which is being used to create Shalom Israel Orthodox Church tours. These collection of churches is interesting, because they are so unbelievable beautiful with a rich history.
A post about churches mainly in Jerusalem, Israel. Here we talk about the well known and the unknown churches and monasteries in Jerusalem and direct surrounding of this ancient city.
A beautiful tour for Catholic (also for Christian) Pilgrims, who want to celebrate Christmas in Israel. You will visit the Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jericho and the surroundings of the Sea of Galilee and celebrate the actual Christmas in Bethlehem, complete with Christmas Mass, dinner and gifts.
An article about the history of the Christian churches in Israel. Because there are so many different groups of Christian churches, and Israel is seen as the central place for Christianity, they are all represented in this land. And because Israel is a democracy with the freedom of religion, and the churches choose to stay autonomous, who all share the holy places in the Holy Land, its history is long and complex.
An extended and detailed article about the 14 Stations of the Cross, which identify with the suffering of Jesus on his way to crucifixion. Their route is called the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows). This is also the name of the principal street they follow, a narrow marketplace abustle with traders and shoppers, most likely similar to the scene on the first Good Friday.
The Dome of the Ascension stands in a walled compound east of the main road that runs on the top of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The location is just north of the Church of Pater Noster — which is built over a cave that the first Christians used as a more secluded place to commemorate the Ascension. This sight is a bit problematic, because the sight is claimed by the Muslims and Christians alike. So they need to share the Holy Site, and they do.
The Domus Galilaeae center is envisaged as a place where Christians will learn about the living tradition of Israel, following the footsteps of early Christian saints “who returned to their Hebrew roots to understand the meaning of prayer, of feasts, and Hebrew liturgies”.
The Church of All Nations, officially named the Basilica of the Agony, is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem next to the Garden of Gethsemane. The Catholic church enshrines a section of stone in the Garden of Gethsemane that is believed to be where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest (Matthew 26:36).
The Church of the Primacy of Peter is a modest Franciscan chapel that incorporates part of a 4th-century church. It is located at Tabgha on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee and commemorates Jesus’ reinstatement of Peter after a fish breakfast on the shore.
Tens of thousands of years of history comes alive: see for yourself the ancient civilizations and experience Israel through its rich archaeology. This tour is not clean! You get dirty!! You will visit the archaeological sights from the north to the south of the country. You will help digging in the dust and the mud, go trough water, rivers, pools, desert, stones, ruins … it’s amazing for those who are interested in the archaeology of Israel, see for yourself how people lived thousands, even tens of thousands of years ago.