“Orthodox pilgrimage is old and revered tradition in our christloving people. It is sanctified by feets of Christ Savour himself, who according Gospel, together with His Pure Mother and holy ritheous Josef went “to Jerusalem for feast of Pesach” /Lk 2:41/.
During all centuries Church hierarchs, pastors, monks and many regular people striving to worship and pray at Orthodox shrines followed this tradition.
Now after long godfighting period there is growing strive in our people to visit places of earthly exploit of Lord Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saints. Many thousands of pilgrims as centuries ago go for pilgrimage to touch shrines, to receive healing in monks monasteries, to have fellowship with brothers and sisters in faith. Pilgrimage routs are multiplying, geography of them is expanding.
Pilgrimage to Holy Places is important part of Orthodox way of life. At the same time for many our contemporaries especially needed spiritual mentoring and teaching road to Holy Places becomes starting point of way to Christ”.
His Holyness Patriarch of Moskow and All Russia Alexei II
Tomb of Christ
10 October 2018
In Israel, discovered the oldest inscription mentioning Jerusalem
The inscription on the stone with the mention of the full name of Jerusalem in Hebrew, dating back to the 1st century of our era, was found in Israel, from October 10, visitors of the exhibition in the Israel Museum will be able to see it. next..
02 October 2018
Archaeologists have discovered the discovery of the true place where Jesus created his first miracle
Archaeologists allegedly found a place where the Lord Jesus Christ performed a miracle by turning water into wine, the excavations take place in an ancient Jewish settlement with underground Christian shrines, reports christianpost. next..
14 September 2018
13,000-year-old brewery discovered in Israel, the oldest in the world
Ancient Natufians tamed seven species of wild grains for ancient ale, according to new Stanford University study next..
08 August 2018
Rare 2,200-year-old earring a goldmine for scholars of Hellenistic-era Jerusalem
Gold filigree animal-headed jewelry item illuminates an opaque era of Jerusalem's history - and may reset ancient city borders. next..
28 July 2018
In Montenegro, there is a photo exhibition about kawasah guides at the IOPS in Jerusalem
From June 23 to August 31 in Montenegro, the photo exhibition "Grbalane in Jerusalem, 1890-1914", tells about the inhabitants of the town of Grbal in the service of guides (Kavases) in Jerusalem in the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society. next..
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"Russia in colours" in Jerusalem