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The Saxum Visitor Center helps pilgrims to deepen their knowledge of the Holy Land through different multimedia resources in order to enrich each person’s Holy Land experience.

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Visiting the Holy Land

Saxum wishes to make a pilgrim’s visit to the Holy Land more memorable. Here are some digital resources to help you prepare for the trip.

Visit In the Footprints of Our Faith

Emmaus Trail

The Emmaus Trail is an initiative of the Saxum Foundation, the Ministry of Tourism of Israel, and the Jewish National Fund (KKL). Beginning at the Saxum Visitor Center and ending at Emmaus Nicopolis, the trail is 18 km (11 miles) and is not difficult.

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Latest News

Fire in the forest near Saxum controlled

Yesterday morning, Wednesday June 9, a forest fire broke out in Mount Har Haruah, an area close to Saxum. Around midday, the nearby villages were partially evacuated as a cautionary measure. Meanwhile, the firefighters and other emergency services continued working to control the fire. Several roads were closed to avoid access to the damaged area.  […]

Saint Helena and the finding of the True Cross

The feast of the Invention of the Cross and the feast of Saint Helena are celebrated in May and commemorate the finding of the most precious relic of Christianity. According to researchers, the very early Christians did not have any special interest in gathering what we today call relics. They were in touch with Jesus […]

The Status Quo: the unwritten rule that regulates the Holy Sepulchre since 1852

“Things, as they have been running until today, shall remain as at present, pending a final agreement.” This was the declaration made in 1852 that established what was shortly after called the Status Quo. It is the system of unwritten rules that regulates the Holy Places shared by two or more Christian communities. In the […]

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