Since the birth of Christianity over 2000 years ago in this ancient land, the Holy Land has constantly been a pilgrimage destination for Christians throughout the world.
Throughout the Holy Land, you will find important Christian shrines, from the north through to the south of the country.
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In the Galil in the north of Israel, you can 'follow the footsteps of Jesus' by visiting the Sea of Galilee, known in Hebrew as the kinneret. On the shores of the lake you will see the ancient synagogue of Capernaum where, according to the New Testament, Jesus miraculously healed, delivered, and spoke in the synagogue during His ministry.
The ancient synagogue at Capernaum
At the southern end of the lake is the beautiful baptismal site of Yardenit.
Over 400,000 visitors arrive annually to the Holyland from around the world to be baptized or re-baptized in these waters.You can view the beautiful ceremony from the water's edge watching as the people enter the water in white robes to be led through the ceremony.
During the Easter holiday period, many Christian ceremonies are held in the Jerusalem area. This last Easter 2011, I had the privilege of participating in the annual Palm Sunday procession.
The Christian moveable feast of Palm Sunday is always commemorated on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. The feast celebrates Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem two thousand years ago when, according to the New Testament, followers threw palm branches on the road to welcome Him when He entered the city riding a donkey.
Palm Sunday procession
Commemorating this journey,10,000 participants from churches all over the world march from the
The Greek Church of St. Lazarus, the burial place of Lazarus on the Mount of Olives. The joyous
procession winds its way down towards the old city, where it enters though the Lion's Gate, ending
at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
It was an incredible experience to see and hear, as the crowd sang hymns each in their different languages, played guitars, and beat drums all throughout the procession. It is an event well worth taking part in.
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Here you will find some of the best Holy Land tours offering top sites and attractions for your complete Christian tour.
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