Pilgrimage to the holy places of Jerusalem

Pilgrimage to the holy places of Jerusalem

Jerusalem - the city of three religions

   Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world - its official history is about four thousand years old, although already in the fourth millennium BC, according to scientists, the first permanent settlements appeared on the territory of modern Jerusalem. The walls of the city, which have personally seen the rise of three religions, inspire deep respect and make you think about the transience of human life. For Christians, Muslims and Jews, Jerusalem is literally full of holy places, and every true believer cannot imagine completing his life's journey without a pilgrimage to the holy places of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem - the city of three religions

Pilgrimage to Holy Places: Church of the Holy Sepulcher

   The Church of the Resurrection of Christ, better known as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the main shrine of the Christian world, is located in the place where, according to the Gospel, Jesus Christ was crucified, buried, and then resurrected.

   At present, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is a large architectural and historical complex, which includes the remains of Golgotha ​​with a place of crucifixion, a rotunda - a structure with a large dome, under which there is Kuvuklia - a chapel containing the Holy Sepulcher, Katholikon - the main cathedral Temple of the Jerusalem Church, the underground church of the Finding of the Life-Giving Cross, the church of St. Helena Equal to the Apostles and several different side chapels.

   In addition, there are several active monasteries on the territory of the complex, where believers can satisfy their spiritual needs.

Pilgrimage to Holy Places: Wailing Wall

Pilgrimage to Holy Places: Church of the Holy Sepulcher

   The Western Wall or Wailing Wall is the remains of the retaining wall around the Temple Mount.

   The name Wailing Wall has Arabic roots - the traditional Arabic name el-Mabka is translated as the Place of Wailing and comes from the Jewish custom to come to this place and mourn the destruction of the Temple. In Hebrew, its name sounds like Kotel Maaravi, which means "Western Wall". So it is often called in English - The Western Wall.

   The Western Wall symbolizes the return of greatness to the people of Israel - this is the only thing left of the main shrine of the Jews - the Temple, built on the Temple Mount.

   In the traditional sense, the Western Wall refers to a part of the ancient wall of 57 meters on the western slope of the Temple Mount. In front of it is a large square in the Jewish Quarter reserved for prayers. Pilgrims from all over the world come to Jerusalem to touch the Wailing Wall and leave a note with requests to the Almighty in the cracks between the stones. 

Call tel.    068-552-29-29
Send wishes to    info.travelself @gmail.com