For two thousand years Christians have venerated the site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. It is the physical location that proclaims the focus and summit of the Christian faith.
On this site Jesus Christ, a native Jew of the House of King David, proved through his passion and death, his miraculous resurrection, and his post-resurrection appearances that he is the great I AM, the one true God.
Why did he do this? It was for the benefit of everyone. Jesus is the Lamb of God who is the eternal sacrifice offered so that we may be reconciled to God and forgiven of our sins. This is the Gospel. This is indeed Good News!
No sin is out of reach of God's mercy through the body and blood of His Son, Our Lord Jesus.
No one can force you to accept His freely given forgiveness and love. Make your choice to begin following Him today and receive His peace.
The Risen Christ
Our ancient motto, "Deus Lo Vult!" (Latin for "God Wills It!) is generally regarded by most historians as originating as a cry for a "Just War" from the people present at the Council of Clermont in 1095, the "Just War" result was the First Crusade.
While this was indeed a historical event, the actual reference and context of the phrase comes directly from the New Testament book of 1 Timothy 2:1-6. Here the Word of God unambiguously states that God Wills everyone to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the Truth. It references prayer and evangelization as the preferred and pleasing actions which His followers should engage themselves with in order to achieve it.
As Christians and knighted defenders of the Catholic faith, we are charged with courageously spreading God's Truth in love; the Truth that there is only one God, and only one mediator between God and Man, Christ Jesus the Messiah.
News from Terra Santa Christian Media Center in Jerusalem
Various scholars met with representatives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in order to learn about the three monotheistic religions in the Holy City.
This week's events include the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Mount Carmel in Haifa, an inter-religious meeting in Jerusalem and the Inauguration of the Russian Compound, the graduation ceremony at the John Paul II Foundation in Bethlehem and the Educational Program of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.
The conclusion of the Summer Camp at the John Paul II Foundation in Bethlehem and the Italian language diploma ceremony for 21 young Palestinians.
On Tuesday, July 18, the Russian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, together with numerous civil and religious authorities, celebrated the reopening of the great Tsarist complex dedicated to its founder, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov.
An overview of the educational program of the Edward Said National Conservatory, along with interviews with students and a teacher of the institution