Jerusalem has a heart for Christians: the Holy Sepulchre. The Basilica on Calvary and the Tomb of Christ are memorials of the last events of the earthly life of God who became man for our salvation, died and the third day rose again according to the Scriptures. **please click the video below.
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- The Church of the Nativity is one of the oldest working churches in existence today. The first Church was built by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the 4th century AD, over the grotto where Mary gave birth to Jesus. Constantine and his mother, Helena, built a magnificent and majestic church adorned with beautiful marble and mosaics. **please click the video below
- The towering cupola of the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth stands over the cave that tradition holds to be the home of the Virgin Mary.Here, it is believed, the archangel Gabriel told the young Mary, aged about 14, that she would become the mother of the Son of God. And here Mary uttered her consent: “Let it be done to me according to your word.” Lk 1: 26-38 **please click the video below.
- A short distance south of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is a shrine called the Milk Grotto, on a street of the same name. According to tradition, while Mary and Joseph were fleeing Herod’s soldiers on their way to Egypt, they stopped in this cave while Mary nursed the baby Jesus. A drop of Mary’s milk fell upon the stone and it turned white. Mt 2:13-15 **please click the video below.
- A fish-market and frontier post beside the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum became Jesus’ home town and the scene of many of his miracles. Jesus makes his home in Capernaum: Mt 4:12-17, Mk 1:21-28, Mk 1:29-31, Mt 17:24-27, Mt: 9:9-12, Mt 11:20-24, Lk 7:1-10, Mk 2:1-12, Jn 6:22-59 **please click the video below.
- Cana in Galilee is celebrated as the scene of Jesus’ first miracle. It is actually the place of his first two public miracles in Galilee — the changing of water into wine and the remote healing of an official’s son 32km away in Capernaum. On the first occasion, Jesus and his first disciples turned up at a wedding feast, possibly that of a close relative of his mother Mary. The wine ran out — perhaps because those additional guests had not been catered for — and Mary turned to her Son to overcome the embarrassment Jn 2: 1-11 ** please click the video below.
- The little teardrop Church of Dominus Flevit, halfway down the western slope of the Mount of Olives, recalls the Gospel incident in which Jesus wept over the future fate of Jerusalem. Lk 19:37-44 **please click the video below
- Christian tradition places the birth of John the Baptist - who announced the coming of Jesus Christ, his cousin — in the picturesque village of Ein Karem 7.5km south-west of Jerusalem. Lk 1:5-24, 39-66. The Virgin Mary’s visit to Elizabeth — depicted in mosaic on the façade — is commemorated in a two tiered church, on a slope of the hill south of Ein Karem. Lk 1:39-45 South-west of Ein Karem, a Greek Melkite monastery and a Franciscan convent mark the Desert of St John, a site where John the Baptist is believed to have lived in seclusion. Lk 1:46-55 **please click the video below
- Mount Tabor, rising dome-like from the Plain of Jezreel, is the mountain where Christian tradition places the Transfiguration of Jesus. Deborah and Barak’s triumph: Judges 4:4-14 The Transfiguration: Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9: 2-8 and Luke 9:28-36 **please click the video below.
- The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes at Tagha stands on the site of a 4th-century church, displaying Byzantine mosaic decorations that are among the most elegantly executed in the Holy Land. Nearby, on the Tabgha beach, stands the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter. This squat building of black basalt, built in 1934, is where Jesus is believed to have made his third appearance to his disciples after his Resurrection. The Mount of Beatitudes, believed to be the setting for Jesus’ most famous discourse, th e Sermon on the Mount, is one of the most beautifully serene places in the Holy Land. **please click the video below.