Jesus, the pillar of Christianity, was born in Bethlehem and spent most of his life in Galilee performing his ministry, which included bringing the word of God to the masses and performing miracles. One such
Jesus, the pillar of Christianity, was born in Bethlehem and spent most of his life in Galilee performing his ministry, which included bringing the word of God to the masses and performing miracles. One such miracle is detailed in Mark 4: 33-41, which states that Jesus was to cross the sea of Galilee with his disciples. A storm arose and Jesus calmed the storm; “And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, ‘Peace, be still’. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.”
Are you planning a trip to the holy land? Here are the landmarks you need to see for a Holy experience that will leave you blessed…
According to the Gospels, Calvary or Golgotha was located outside Jerusalem’s walls, where Jesus was crucified about 2000 years ago. It is referred to as the “place of the skull” in Matthew and Mark’s gospels.
It is mentioned in each of the four Gospels. The execution hill was next to a road and not far from the sepulcher where Jesus was laid. Its precise position is unknown, although most historians believe it to be either the site presently occupied by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or Gordon’s Calvary, a hilltop immediately north of the Damascus Gate.
– Mount of Olives
The biblical importance of the Mount of Olives is immense, and it is referenced in the Old Testament when David fled from Absalom.
Two of the most important events in the history of Christianity occurred on the Mount of Olives, according to biblical teachings. Firstly, the Mount is the site where Jesus Christ is supposed to have ascended to Heaven. It is also here that Jesus retreated with his disciples to grieve over Jerusalem. The Garden of Gethsemane is found at the foot of the mountain too.
– Mount of Temptation
The Mount of Temptation is in the Judean Desert peak, where Jesus resisted the Devil’s temptations for 40 days and 40 nights.
The mountain is around 1,200 feet tall and is located 11 kilometers north of the West Bank town of Jericho. The only way to get to the top of the mountain is to take a 1300m cable car trip that takes passengers over the top of the ruins of Jericho’s old city.
Recent archaeological digs have unearthed the ruins of the ancient city, confirming the Biblical account once again!
The Greek Orthodox Monastery (Monastery of the Temptation) is located at the mountain’s summit and may be reached through a stone ladder carved into the hillside.
The panoramic view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking, but this is not a ride for the faint of heart. Another site worth seeing if you have time on your Holy Land travel schedule.
Last but not least is Mount Tabor, home to a large Franciscan church complex, known as the Church of the Transfiguration, and also said to be the location of Christ’s Transfiguration. The current church was constructed in the 1920s over an old Byzantine church and a Crusader Kingdom Church from the 12th century.
The church contains three grottoes that belonged to the Crusader church and represents the three huts Peter wanted to construct for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. The Grotto of Christ is in the eastern part of the church. There are two chapels in the Church of Transfiguration devoted to Moses and Elijah.
Four incredible sites to visit while on your Holy trip. Whether you are there for your spiritual journey or just curious, you won’t be disappointed. Let us know in the comments if you are planning a trip to the Holy land…