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
A pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where the Bible comes to life! This was a unique experience for more than 180 American pilgrims, in the places where Jesus walked!
On January 12, a year after his appointment, Pastor Sani Ibrahim "Charlie" Azar officially took office as the new bishop of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem.
On Sunday, January 14th, the faithful, together with all the members of the Custody, recalled Jesus' first miracle at Cana. This was a joyous celebration in which different couples renewed their marriage vows.
On January 13, 2018, Christians of different nationalities celebrated the World Day of Migrants and Refugees with a [special] mass and [several] cultural activities in the Parish of St. Joseph in Haifa.
This week's events: Catholics and Orthodox celebrated the Feast of Baptism of Jesus, Epiphany and Christmas. Next: A look at Christians in Gaza.