Entire groups of Aramaic Christians in the Middle East are being persecuted and killed, but the Aramaic Christians in Israel live in freedom. Discover more about the position of Christians in the Israeli society in the Christian village Gush Halav.
Christian Heritage Tours
Israel is the land of the Bible – a central place in Christianity, where the Bible truly comes alive. Christian Heritage Tours explore the Christian communities in the land – from the Franciscans, to the Armenians, to the churches in the Palestinian Authority. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus and connect with local Christians.
Walk the Via Dolorosa, the way that Jesus went before he was crucified, ending in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where the crucifixion of Jesus on Golgotha is marked.
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Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount
"And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city" (Ezekiel 11:23). Drive to the tip of the Mount of Olives, known as the site from where Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection. Panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives and descend to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night of his betrayal
The so-called Desert Fathers were Christian monks meditating in utmost simplicity and silence in the desert. Some of these desert fathers settled in Wadi Qelt, in the St. George Monastery. A hike through the Judean desert to the sixth-century cliff-hanging monastry complex, with its ancient chapel and gardens.
The Sea of Galilee is the biggest sweet water reservoir of Israel and is known from many Bible stories. Enjoy a boat ride over the sea.
A visit to the Church of the Nativity, a combination of two ancient Byzantine churches and a crypt beneath—the Grotto of the Nativity where tradition states that Jesus of Nazareth was born.
Visit the Garden Tomb. This ancient cemetery is a moving site in which to recall the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Spend time in these peaceful garden surroundings in prayer, song, fellowship and communion.
Explore historic Caesarea Maritima, the Roman Capital of Judea, where Peter followed God's leading to visit Cornelius (Acts 10) and where he proclaimed the gospel to the Romans (Acts 24-26).
“Leaving Nazareth, he (Jesus) went and lived in Capernaum. From that time he began to preach” (Matthew 4: 13,17). Visit the ruins of Capernaum, the home of Jesus as well as the apostles Peter, Andrew, James and John and the tax collector Matthew.