“It’s amazing; everyone should come. You are walking and seeing the Gospel with your own eyes.” Amparo, of Valencia, Spain, is among the first to visit the Holy Land since the pandemic, thanks to the lifting of travel restrictions to the country. With memories of
“As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. Indeed, the days will come upon you, when
In the Garden of Gethsemane, close to the Church of All Nations, there is another slightly hidden site: the Church of the Tomb of Mary. Several Christian traditions talk about the death or dormition of Virgin Mary, but all coincide to say that she was
Once the green metal door opens and a nun dressed in black lets you in, you find yourself in front of a stone staircase surrounded by tall trees, green bushes and blue, orange and pink flowers. This unexpected spring oasis in the middle of the
It happened! Jerusalem woke up dressed in white the morning of February 18 2021. The snow storm that had covered Athens arrived in Jerusalem a couple of days later. Although not as heavy as the Greek one, it left a beautiful white picture of the
Pope Francis has dedicated this year 2021 to Saint Joseph, father of Jesus and husband of Mary. It coincides with the 150th anniversary of the declaration of the Holy Patriarch as Patron of the Universal Church by Pius IX, the 8th of December 1870. So
My name is Alejandra Hernández. I’m from Guatemala. This adventure began for me in November 2019 and I was really excited about it. At first I wasn’t able to foresee the size of all what was awaiting me.
The image of the Holy Sepulchre closed due to the sanitary crisis of Covid 19 has been shocking for christians in Jerusalem and around the world.
Hosanna! Following Jesus To Jerusalem In the footsteps of Jesus’ triumphant entry from Bethphage to the Old City Ten days after I arrived in Israel, I found myself singing “Hosanna”, along with thousands of Christians, in the ancient village of Bethphage. In Bethphage, there is
“The center of the world,” some call it. For others, “a city in transit” or “a meeting of strangers”. The always restless Holy Land, the Promised Land… Jerusalem. Eternal Jerusalem. For me, it’s not so much a place as a “non-place”: a wrinkle in time;