Holy Christian Sites
All Over the Land of Israel

We are going to visit some of the Holy Christian Sites in Israel. The Holy Land is for Christians one of the holiest places on Earth. It is in the Land of Israel that Jesus was born, where he preached, and where eventually died on the cross.

His followers were just a few and created one of the most important religions in the world, Christianity.

Follow the Steps of Jesus

In Israel, but especially in Jerusalem and in the Galilee, a Christian pilgrim can literally walk on the Steps of Jesus.

Everywhere you turn in the Galilee your tour guide can mention a place where Jesus was or where Jesus preached.

Here are a few of the Christian Sites in Israel:

The Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth Israel

  • Nazareth
    Nazareth is located in the center of the Galilee. It is sometimes called the Arab Capital of Israel; because it is mainly Arab and it Municipality is composed of mostly Arab members.

    The claim of fame of Nazareth is that Mary and Joseph lived here and this is where the Archangel Michael told Mary the great news of the birth of the Lord.

    The Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth is the largest Basilica not only in Israel but in the whole Middle East.

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The Greek Orthodox Church on top of Mount of Beatitudes

  • Mount of Beatitudes
    This is the Holy Site where Jesus gave the famous Sermon on the Mount known in Spanish as “El Sermon de la Montaña.

    This is the most important of Jesus’ Sermons and once you sit on top of the hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee, you have the feeling of being there at that particular moment in history.

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  • Tabgha
    Called Ein Sheva in Hebrew, is located on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is the traditional site of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish, and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus.

    In the times of the Ottoman Empire it was an Arab Village inhabited until 1948 at the outbreak of the Independence War of Israel.

    A church is located on this spot and called The Church of Multiplications built on a small chapel dating to the 4th century A.D.

St George's Church in Cana of Galilee

  • Cana of Galilee
    This is the traditional site where Jesus performed a wedding feast and turned water into wine. It is also the home town of the disciple Nathanael (also called Bartolomew).

    The Franciscan Wedding Church on site was built in 1879 at the location of the Miracle.

    I have had many couples as part of my Holy Land Tours that have renewed their wedding wows on this site. Couples going through this ceremony get a Certificate that may be obtained in several languages.

The Sea of Galilee is full of stories about the life of Jesus

  • The Sea of Galilee
    Called in the Bible as the Lake of Gennesaret and in Hebrew Kineret, this is only real lake in Israel. The Jordan River that is born on the slopes of Mount Hermon, flows through it and continues its course to the Dead Sea.

    This lake is tied to the life of Jesus in many ways. He preached here, sailed on the lake and performed my miracles.

More on the Sea of Galilee

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

There are many more Holy Christian sites in Israel that are being developed into this website:

  • Bethlehem
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Qasr el Yahud
  • St George’s Monastery
  • Church of All Nations
  • Capernaum
  • Bethsaida
  • Jerusalem
  • Church of Holy Sepulchre
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Gethsemane
  • Jesus Boat

images credits:
annunciation by david shankbone
beatitudes n/a
sea of galilee by j. freeman
cana n/a
nativity by furtado

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