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
16 December 2018
This week: A visit to the city of Bethlehem where the Savior was born; the inauguration of the first center in Palestine for breast cancer treatment; the ecumenical pilgrimage of 300 Poles in the Holy Land; the Syriac - Orthodox scouts and their ancient history and finally Fr. Bruno Varriano tells us about the marriage of Mary and Joseph according to Jewish tradition
We went to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, a birth that has revolutionised the history of humanity and brought salvation to the whole world!
As a Catholic Church immersed in the Eastern Orthodox tradition, the Greek Melkite Church is often rightly called a "meeting point and bridge between the East and the West."
The Syriac Orthodox Church is quite unique for many reasons. The Syriac Orthodox faithful today live primarily in Middle Eastern countries and the Indian State of Kerala, with many communities in the diaspora. The Church is present in Americas and Europe as well.
The Syriac-Orthodox scout group is among the most important in Palestine. Founded in 1958, it is present in religious and national celebrations.
Over 300 Polish, Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox pilgrims set out on their journey to the Holy Land, united in witnessing Jesus Christ.