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
21 February 2019
Students of the School of the Sisters of the Rosary visiting the "rubber school" of the Jahalin tribe
The Church of Santa Maria Maddalena is one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the Holy Land. Its architecture attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world.
A workshop in Tel Aviv, the art of violin making and the story of Amnon Weinsten. "The violin speaks when it can be played"; this is how the violins of the Shoah come back to life.
Chef Augustine Shomali and a special team of chefs prepared a unique dish for Pope Francis during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2014.
On 5 February Pope Francis was in the United Arab Emirates. The visit focused on the theme of inter-religious dialogue and reminded people of the meeting between St Francis and Sultan Malik al Kamil.
This week: The celebration in the Holy Land of the World Day of the Sick and the visit to the hospital of St. Joseph in Jerusalem; the analysis of the interreligious dialogue after the visit of Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates; the experience of the young people of Bethlehem returning from WYD in Panama; the celebration of the Patron for the Maronite Church, St. Maron, and finally the inauguration of a study and research centre for the inhabitants of Bethlehem who emigrated abroad.