“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
26 May 2018
3 tiny, extremely rare 4th century BCE Jewish-minted coins found in Jerusalem
Struck during the Persian era, owl-inscribed 'Yehud' coins were discovered in the Temple Mount Sifting Project, doubling the number found in the Jerusalem next..
13 May 2018
In Israel, an international scientific symposium on Qumran
The central theme of the symposium was the idea and image of the desert next..
06 May 2018
Orthodox world celebrates the day of memory of the holy Great Martyr George
On May 6 (April 23) the faithful of the Orthodox Church celebrate the feast day of the holy Great Martyr George the Victorious, on the day of his reappearance next..
28 April 2018
Teenagers congratulated their peers from other countries on Easter
Easter of Christ is a great and significant holiday of our Church. Orthodox Christians celebrate it for 40 days, that is how many Easter chants sound in worship. Moscow schoolchildren, who are participants of the Pilgrimage project of the Patriarchal Center for the Spiritual Development of Children and Youth at the Moscow St. Daniel Monastery, recorded Easter greetings in various languages. next..
08 April 2018
We congratulate all visitors of our site on the holiday of the Bright Resurrection of Christ! next..
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"Russia in colours" in Jerusalem