“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
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..
25 July 2018
Archaeological find has changed the views of scientists on the relationship of Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land
Recently in Israel archaeologists have discovered an object that sheds additional light on the relations of Christians and Muslims in the early period of Islam. next..
21 July 2018
IOPS modestly marked the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of its second chairman
July 18 marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna at the hands of the Bolsheviks, from 1905 to 1917 headed the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS). next..
20 July 2018
In Israel archaeologists have discovered a mosaic image of Moses scouts
American and Israeli archeologists at the excavations of the ancient synagogue in Lower Galilee found recently a mosaic depicting the famous biblical scene. next..
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"Russia in colours" in Jerusalem