“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
04 December 2018
Israel found gold coins of the era of the Crusades
Israeli archaeologists working on the excavations of the ancient city of Caesarea, discovered a jar hidden over 900 years ago with gold coins. next..
22 November 2018
Mosaics with scenes from the Old Testament found in the north of Israel
American and Israeli archaeologists have discovered in the ruins of a synagogue of the 5th century in northern Israel a mosaic of biblical scenes, including the image of Noah’s ark and Jonah, which is devoured by fish. next..
21 November 2018
An artifact from the period of the First Temple was found in Jerusalem
During the sifting of the archaeological soil in the Emek Zurim National Park, under the auspices of the City of David Foundation, a particularly amazing artifact was discovered: the tiny Beck stone, engraved with ancient Hebrew letters. next..
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..
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"Russia in colours" in Jerusalem