The Via Dolorosa (way of Suffering) is a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus walked , carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion.
Spread over four days, with around 15km of hiking per day, the trail starts in the town of Nazareth and ends at the ruins of Capernaum, stopping for reflection at many important Christian sites and passing through local Arab and Jewish villages.
Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, Walking Where Jesus Walked offers a lived religion approach that explores the trip’s hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinary—tied to their everyday role as the family’s ritual specialists, and extraordinary—since they
Join us for a tour of the Holy Land with Dr. John and Jill Bowling. Designed to be a rich spiritual experience, the tour will visit 30 of the most meaningful Christian sites, including two nights on the Sea of Galilee , four nights in Jerusalem and a very special visit to Bethlehem.
Jesus ‘ real name , Yeshua, evolved over millennia in a case of transliteration. Wikimedia CommonsThe Greek transliteration of Jesus ‘ real name , “Iēsous”, and the late Biblical Hebrew version “Yeshua”.
Jesus Trail Takes Pilgrims from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee. JERUSALEM, May 1, 2009 — The Jesus Trail is 40 miles long and starts in Jesus ‘ home town of Nazareth. Recently completed, its route winds through the towns and villages of the Galilee region in northern Israel.
Sela (Hebrew: סֶּלַע, transliteration Sela‛, meaning rock; Arabic: السلع, es-Sela‛; Greek: πέτρα, ‘ Petra ‘; Latin: petra ) is a geographical name encountered several times in the Hebrew Bible . Since, when used with article, it simply translates to “the rock”, it is unreasonable to connect it to just one location.
The term “Holy Land” usually refers to a territory roughly corresponding to the modern State of Israel , the Palestinian territories , western Jordan , and parts of southern Lebanon and of southwestern Syria. Jews, Christians, and Muslims all regard it as holy.
The winding route from the former Antonia Fortress to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre — a distance of about 600 metres (2,000 feet) — is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. The current route has been established since the 18th century, replacing various earlier versions.
There is a tomb within the walls of the Sepulchre – you can actually go inside it! – which proves that at least part of the building was built upon a burial place (some people believe the tomb is that of Joseph of Arimathea, the dude who donated his own tomb to Christ ). The spot marked for the crucifixion is on a hill.