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Top Christian Sites to Explore While Traveling to Israel

Top Christian Sites to Explore While Traveling to Israel Traveling to Israel is one of the most exciting of all Christian tours. There is no real need to elaborate on the importance of the holy land and its various Christian sites, as each and every Christian is familiar with many of them simply by reading the bible. Let’s examine some of the must visit Christian sites in Israel. Although at the end you can decide to travel other places as well, like dizengoff in Tel Aviv, sleeping in a jerusalem city center hotel and so on. The Garden of Gethsemane

The garden of Gethsemane is in close proximity to the Church of All Nations. It is the very garden in which the disciples and Jesus came to pray immediately after the last supper and in which Jesus prayed and was betrayed. This olive trees in this pastoral garden are believed to be the very same trees from biblical times.

The Church of All Nations

The Church of All Nations is believed to be Christ’s last place of sanctuary and where his passion took place. The church is situated in the mountain of olives in Jerusalem. It is the location where Jesus was prayed right before he was captured and sentenced.

The Church of the Annunciation

The Basilica of the Annunciation is located in the Galilee in the city of Nazareth. This is not the original structure and it is built on top of two previous shrines. However, the Church of the Annunciation contains remnants from the earlier structures.

According to the Greek Orthodox tradition, the annunciation happened when Mary was drawing water. St. Gabriel’s church, also located in the city of Nazareth, contains what is called “Mary’s well” which is believed to be that very place in which she was drawing water while the annunciation occurred.

Via Dolorosa

No Christian tour in Israel will be complete without following the footsteps of Christ in his heroic journey on his way to be crucified. There are fourteen stations in the Via Dolorosa, starting with the Monastery of Flagellation and ending in the last five stops, which are located inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

 

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