“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
22 February 2018
In nd of biblical proportions, Prophet Isaiah’s seal claimed to be unearthed
Chanced upon near a seal identified with King Hezekiah, a tiny clay piece may be the first-ever proof of the prophet, though a missing letter leaves room for doubt next..
09 February 2018
On the outskirts of Jerusalem a park was opened on the site of an ancient basin where the apostle Philip could baptize an Ethiopian eunuch
The Israeli Antiquities Authority last week presented the results of archaeological excavations to the public at the opening ceremony of a new natural park in the Ein Haniya source area in the southern vicinity of Jerusalem. next..
11 January 2018
Israel has set an absolute record in the number of tourists
Israel has set an absolute record in the number of tourists next..
01 January 2018
The seal of the ruler of Jerusalem, dating from the period of the First Temple
On Monday, January 1, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced a unique discovery: during the excavations near the Wailing Wall, a unique clay seal was found that belonged to the ruler of Jerusalem 2700 years ago. next..
30 December 2017
Thank you in 2017!
On the outcome of the outgoing year tells the chief editor of the site Pavel Viktorovich Platonov next..
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"Russia in colours" in Jerusalem