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Schedule of Masses of St. Josemaria in the Holy Land
Schedule of Masses of St. Josemaria in the Holy Land

Schedule of Masses of St. Josemaria in the Holy Land

Here is the schedule of Masses being celebrated for the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, in the Holy Land this year. We hope to see you there! Jerusalem: Saxum Visitor Center. Saturday, June 23, at 17:00. Nazareth: Church of St. Joseph. Friday,

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Archbishop Pizzaballa Visits the Saxum Visitor Center
Archbishop Pizzaballa Visits the Saxum Visitor Center

Archbishop Pizzaballa Visits the Saxum Visitor Center

ABU GHOSH – Last week, on Wednesday, June 6, the Saxum Visitor Center received an important visitor: Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The archbishop had previously been at Saxum in November 2016 to preside at the Mass of

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Lent in the Holy Land
Lent in the Holy Land

Lent in the Holy Land

All around the world, the forty days of Lent are filled with different ways to prepare for Easter, and the actual place where the events of Holy Week took place is no exception. Here, the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land organize various

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Do you know what Passover is?
Do you know what Passover is?

Do you know what Passover is?

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is a Jewish holiday dating back to Biblical times, and is the first of the three annual pilgrimages that Jews had to make to the Temple when it existed and where they offered sacrifices. Passover lasts seven days and begins
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December in the Holy Land
December in the Holy Land

December in the Holy Land

During December, apart from Christmas celebrations,many other feasts are celebrated in a special way in the land of Jesus. The month begins with the Novena to the Immaculate Conception. In St. Saviour’s Church, the parish of Jerusalem, a statue of our Lady is placed in

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What’s Hanukkah?
What’s Hanukkah?

What’s Hanukkah?

In December, Jews celebrate Hanukkah or the “feast of the lights” to commemorate a miracle that took place in the Temple, after it had been profaned by the Greeks. The celebration lasts for 8 days, beginning on the 25th of the month Kislev in the Jewish calendar,

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The Feast of Sukkot
The Feast of Sukkot

The Feast of Sukkot

All Jewish feasts contain three dimensions. They originate from celebrations of nature religion and thus tell of Creator and creation; they then become remembrances of God’s actions in history; finally, they go on from there to become feasts of hope, which strain forward to meet

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The Feast of the Assumption of Mary in the Holy Land
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary in the Holy Land

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary in the Holy Land

The Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is celebrated in the Catholic Church every August 15th.  It commemorates Mary’s parting from the world and the assumption of her body into heaven. The Holy Land celebrated this feast with different liturgies. On the eve

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Easter in Israel
Easter in Israel

Easter in Israel

We are a group of five pilgrims, friends from childhood, that gathered on Easter Wednesday to visit the Holy Land: Lucía, Edu, María, Sonso, and Elena, who has been working in Jerusalem for almost a year. Our trip to the Holy Land has been a
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