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Christian Jerusalem

  • Duration One day
    1
  • Group Size Small-Large
    1-35
Background

For Christians, Jerusalem is the site of the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout history, millions of pilgrims have visited Jerusalem and have been spiritually elated.

Gethsemane

The Church of All Nations, officially named the Basilica of the Agony, is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives. The Catholic Church includes a stone section in the Garden of Gethsemane believed to have been where Jesus prayed the night He was arrested (Matthew 26:36).

The Last Supper Room

The Last Supper Room commemorates where Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples. It is located directly above the Tomb of David, near the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion.

Via Dolorosa

This is the route that Jesus took between His condemnation, His crucifixion and His burial. Today, the main 14-station route of the Via Dolorosa is followed by the early Byzantine pilgrims, beginning near the Lions’ Gate and ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Holy Sepulchre Church

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, known as the Church of the Resurrection (Anastasias) to Eastern Orthodox Christians, is the holiest Christian site in the world. It encompasses Golgotha (Calvary), where Jesus was crucified and the tomb (sepulcher) where he was buried. Its chaotic history is evident in a mixture of Byzantine, Medieval, Crusader and modern elements, and shrines.

Recommended Tours
  • Begin with a breathtaking view of Mount Moriah and the Dome of the Rock from the Mount of Olives.
  • At the Garden of Gethsemane, walk among ancient olive trees, read the scriptures of Jesus’ prayers, and take time to meditate.
  • Visit the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus may have been held, and view the ancient hillside steps where He walked after being condemned to death.
  • Via Dolorosa - Enter the city walls, then continue on to the Judgment Hall of Pilate. Visit Bethesda, Stephen’s Gate, and St. Anne’s Church.
  • Retrace the last steps of Jesus. Walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow), through the markets of the Old City and the stations of the cross, until finally arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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