Located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem next to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic Church.
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Garden of Gethsemane
Church of All Nations
The Golden Gate
Pools of Bethesda
Church of the Pater Noster
Chapel of the Ascension
St. Peter in Gallicantu
According to the present day mayor, Ramiz Jaraisy, Nazareth is not just another city; it is a "priceless national asset. Part of humanity's history and heritage."Read more
Starting from the recent and moving back to the past, the Church of the Nativity was the scene of the hostage crisis in 2005, for which there was a bloodless resolution thanks to the fine mediators on the scene.
Located in Bet Sahour, which is east of Bethlehem, Shepherd's Field is where the angels appeared to shepherds and announced the birth of Jesus.
Mt. Megiddo, in the center of Israel that is known as the location at which the eventual disaster will erupt in some way. As the Hebrew word for mountain is "Har", the connection in even stronger.
Caesarea Philippi is situated on one of four springs
feeding the Jordan River. It sits on the southwestern
slope of Mount Hermon, on a terrace 1,150 feet
(350 meters) overlooking a fertile valley.
See Bethsaida on Sea of Galilee, site of several miracles as
well as recent archaeological findings from the time of Jesus.
The actual location of Cana is something of a biblical blur and is surrounded by speculation. The modern town of Kfar Kana is situated in the Galilee, five miles northeast of Nazareth, and is populated by Christians and Muslims.
Capernaum is the place where Jesus began to preach after the Temptation in the Wilderness, which is the first recorded event following His baptism.
Famous for being the birthplace of John the Baptist, Ein Karem is a village on the west side of Jerusalem and home to five different sites important to the Christian pilgrimage...
Emmaus has significance in both the Christian and Jewish narrative. Located a bit off the modern day Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway, Emmaus is an important site in the Christian narrative since...
Situated where the Bible's most famous river, the Jordan, emerges from the Sea of Galilee, Jardenit is the site where Christians have reaffirmed their faith for over 2,000 years.
The Jezreel Valley is known under many names including Campus Legionis, Esdraelon, Plain of Megiddo and many more. Its claim to fame for the Christian pilgrim is the fact that the Bible speaks of ...
A particularly significant event in Christian history took place in Jaffa (“Joppa”). Documented in the Book of Acts, it is related that while visiting the house of Simon the tanner ...
The monastery at Latrun is a well known destination for the Christian pilgrim. The site, located on the road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem was first established in 1890 by ...
The Church of the Sermon on the Mount is another location that is in some dispute. It is possible that this is the actual site of the sermon, but not very likely, according to Christian scholars.
Not a city or town as such, Tabgha is a small area on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, near the ancient Capernaum and the hill where the Mount of Beatitudes is situated.
In Bethlehem, the Church of the Milk Grotto is traditionally known to be a site where Mary stopped to breastfeed the infant Jesus while fleeing to Egypt...
Cited in both the Old and New Testaments, Mount Tabor is a hill rising 500 meters above the Jezreel Valley in the Galilee. In ancient times it was in a strategic position overlooking the north-south road...
Qumran is famous for its proximity to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Vanishing from site and mind for the most part after its destructions by the Romans in around 68 C.E. ...
Located in Wadi Qelt in the eastern West Bank, the St. George Orthodox Monastery is a sixth-century cliff-hanger, literally: It is built into the cliffs of the wadi and is inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks...
Known as Zippori in Hebrew, Sepphoris was a prosperous and beautiful town in Jesus’ day, a hike of just a couple of hours from Nazareth.
Stella Maris is a Carmelite Order monastery in Haifa, Israel's third largest city. It is located where 12th century religious hermits, imitating Elijah's cave-dwelling, organized themselves during the Crusader occupation.
Site of a 2,000 year old structure that is reputed to be the House of Martha and Mary, Bethanyis naturally a popular pilgrimage destination, though there is some controversy about whether it is the exact site of the original village.
Cited in both the Old and New Testaments, Mount Tabor is a hill rising 500 meters above the Jezreel Valley in the Galilee. In ancient times it was in a strategic position overlooking the north-south road, and was often turned into a fortress. Tabor was a Seleucid fortress in the 3rd century BC and later Josephus refortified it during the First Jewish Revolt in 66 A.D., though the fortress fell to the Roman Emperor Vespasian a year later.
Beginning with the Old Testament, according to Judges (4:6-7), Deborah sent for Barak commanding him:
"The LORD, the God of Israel, commands you: 'Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead the way to Mount Tabor.’”
The story goes on to describe the end of the battle in which the chariots of Sisera were lured to the Kishon River where they were delivered into the hands of Barak.
On to the New Testament: Since the 4th century AD, Mount Tabor has been recognized as the place of the Transfiguration of Christ. According to the scriptures, Jesus and three of his apostles go to a mountain and Jesus begins to shine, revealing the prophets Moses and Elijah at his side. This terrifies the apostles, especially when God speaks, saying:
“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" Jesus reassures the apostles who have prostrated themselves face down on the ground, but he also warns them not to reveal what they saw until “…the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
A fortress called the Monastery of the Transfiguration is cited for the first time in the 7th century, run by Armenian monks; and a Greek bishop is mentioned in the 9th century but it became an important sacred site in the Crusader period. Greeks and Romans lived peacefully over the centuries atop Mount Tabor, each in their own chapels. As is the norm, the monastery went through a number of transformations, being razed and rebuilt as any other respectable church in the region. It was raided by Islamic forces in 1113 but the monks wouldn’t be thwarted, re-establishing a new monastery by 1115. By the end of the 12th century, the Islamic forces finally won out when, in 1183, part of Salah al-Din’s army climbed Mount Tabor. The conquerors managed to sack the Greek Church part of the compound only; the larger Latin monastery held out until 1187. In 1631 Fakhr al-Din relented and allowed Franciscans to return to Mount Tabor and permission was renewed in the 17th and 18th centuries. Until 1858, they lived in the ruins still exposed after the 1183 onslaught but when they discovered the ruined Crusader church, they got down to the business of rebuilding. It took 60 years to complete and the present church which stands over the original 12th century fortress was completed in 1924.