experience of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land is second to none. The feeling
of walking in the footsteps of the Messiah is indescribable. The names of
the sites instantly remind us of stories from the Bible: Jerusalem,
Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Jericho, Judea, Mount of Olives,
Calvary, and on and on. The Bible comes alive. You are walking through the
pages of THE LIVING WORD!
When you get to Jerusalem and
travel around you begin to notice some amazing things! Everywhere you look
there is a church! Tourism has a great influence on the Israeli economy.
Because of the effect of tourism it looks like most of the events in the New
Testament took place in churches. Churches were built over the areas
where important events in the Bible took place.
Annunciation in Nazareth
This church marks the site of the Annunciation, which is supposedly where
the Archangel Gabriel delivered his message to Mary that she would give
birth to Jesus.
of Nativity in Bethlehem
The church is built above a cave which is supposedly where Christ was born.
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher commemorates
the hill of
crucifixion and the tomb of
There is a church shaped
in the form of a 'tear drop!'
meaning 'The Lord', Flevit meaning 'wept').
The church was designed in
1955 by the famous Italian architect Anton Barluzzi in the shape of a tear
drop. Here it is believed that Christ wept as he foresaw the fate of
The church of Pater Noster
was built on the place where it is supposed Jesus taught his disciples the
Lord's prayer. The prayer is written on the walls of the church.
Church of the Pater Noster
The Lord's Prayer in 62 panels
The Church of the Pater Noster remembers Jesus' teaching of the Lord's
Prayer to His disciples. The church is built on top of a cave on the
Mount of Olives, long ago associated with the teachings of Jesus.
It's focal point is the cloister, decorated with tiled panels of the Lord's
Prayer in 62 languages.
course, these church buildings where not around in the days of our Lord's
visitation on this earth. The angel most likely appeared to Mary in a mud
brick house. Jesus was born in a stable and placed in a feed trough. The
Lord's Prayer was taught around the Sea of Galilee, on the side of a
mountain. (Sermon on
the Mount!) And there
is nothing ornate or beautiful about Calvary!
If you are in the Lord your life
is taking place on Holy Ground.
Those invisible holy sites!
You can't see them now, but
you will see them later.
Like Jacob did at Bethel
House of God!
You must trust
now, and know your life...
Your GOOD TIMES
and your BAD TIMES
will take place on
in those invisible sanctuaries of God.
"One thing have I desired
of the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the House of the
Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to
inquire in His Temple."
Sha'aloo shalom Yerushalayim
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!
In His service and love
Listing of Churches in Jerusalem
the Walls: Churches of Jerusalem"
1 - Saint Lazarus'
Church of Beitphage
3 - Basilica of the Agony - Church of all Nations (Gethsemane)
4 - Church of the Assumption (Saint Mary's Tomb)
5 - Church of the Ascension (also known as Dome of the Ascension)
6 - Church of the Ascension - Augusta Victoria
Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
8 - Convent of the Pater Noster
10- Church of the the Ascension (Russian)
11- Monastery of the Holy Cross
12- Church of the Visitation
Church of Saint John the Baptist (Ein Kerem)
14- Church of the Redeemer
Church of Saint John the Baptist (Old City)
16- Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
18- Ecce Homo Basilica
19- Church of the Flagellation
Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the
Church of Saint Anne
22- Church of Saint Mark
23- Saint James' Cathedral
24- Christ Church
25- Dormition Abbey
Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu
27- Church of Saint Andrew
28- Ethiopian Church
29- Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
30- Cathedral of Saint George
by Jonathan Cahn