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the first leader of the Christian congregation of Jerusalem, Apostle
James the Just, brother of Jesus, is the pa
in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured.
Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses
of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, the most important celebration is
held in Beit Jala, with a festive devi
International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem annually hosts a Christian
celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles
On the 12th, the feast is celebrated in Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee.
local religions regard Elijah as a major Old Testament prophet. This
day traditionally marks his ascension to h
after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led
them up a high mountain…and he was transf
Friars of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land arrange the
pilgrimage to the Jordan River. This tradition is
feast celebrates the bringing of the relics of Saint George to Lydda
and the consecration of the church in his
day commemorates the Exaltation of the Cross after its finding by St.
Helena and the building of the Church an
“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger” (Luke 2:7)
Catherine is the titular saint of the church and friary which the
Custody of the Holy Land has in Bethlehem,
The Virgin Mary’s Dormition and Assumption. The
belief that Mary, Mother of Jesus, “fell asleep” and was assumed to
The return of the Icon marks the end of the Feast of the Dormition.
event marks the beginning of the long feast of the Virgin Mary’s
Dormition. On this day, the icon of the Virgi
On each day of the week, Christians belonging to the various Christian communities congregate
in a church of a differ
Orthodox Patriarchate and congregation celebrate the feast in the
traditional location of the house of St. Sime
This celebration which always falls on the second Sunday after Pentecost testifies to the unity of the church and its b
Russian Orthodox Monastery on the Mount of Olives: Day time - Divine
Liturgy is celebrated in honor of the feas
day commemorates the finding of the True Cross in Jerusalem by St.
Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great
For the Eastern churches, this feast denotes Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River. Theologically, it is Jesus’ first re
Church of St. John the Baptist, Ein Kerem - St. John the Baptist’s birth
is celebrated in the crypt inside the
birth of St. John the Baptist in Ein Kerem is celebrated with Divine
Liturgies in the Greek Orthodox Church and
The feast denotes Jesus’ ascension to heaven forty days after his Resurrection.
when the time came for their purification according to the law of
Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to p
On this day, the faithful commemorate:
1. The Last Supper.
2. Jesus’ washing of the apostles’ feet.
The central event of the Christian Friends of Israel’s 25th Anniversary Conference.
On the fiftieth day after Jesus’ Resurrection, the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples, and the early followers of
When World War I ended, the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was returned to its domicile in the Stella Maris Church
the Catholic tradition, the entire month of May is devoted to the
Virgin Mary and the faithful congregate for da
at the Church of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives toward the Old City:
The procession exits the Bethphage
On this day Jesus was crucified and buried.
On this day, the faithful celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.
On the afternoon of March 24th
a procession marches along Paul VI Street to the Church of Annunciation
The Holy Light ceremony, a celebration preceding Jesus' resurrection, is unique and particular to the Church of Jerusal
For the Eastern churches, this feast denotes Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River.
new initiative of the Ministry of Tourism. South African choirs will
perform at the Huldah Steps in front of thou
Choirs and singers from all over the world are invited to join.
Participating in the Marathon are Israelis, Palestinians and Italians. The public is invited to register and participat
The Concluding Ceremony of the Nigerian Winter Pilgrimages.
while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she
gave birth to her first-born son and wr
Thousands of pilgrims and locals are expected to converge on the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for the annual Holy Fire