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 Christian men, women, and children are being persecuted, tortured, raped, and murdered in and around God's Holy Land because of their faith in Jesus.
State Civil Authorities, including the Holy See, have recognized these crimes as Genocide, and our Church addresses these victims as martyrs.
 
 
Join with us in taking action on behalf of our suffering brothers and sisters. You CAN make a difference!
Pray with us for a conversion of these criminal's hearts, an end to the genocide and violence, and in urging our civic leaders not to turn a blind eye, but to do their duty to provide a courageous legitimate defense for these innocent victims! 
 

Golgotha Crucifix

Cross atop the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre

     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

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

  • Salesian devotion to Our Lady Help of Christians
    May 24th is a special day for the Salesians: It is the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, a devotion spread by Saint John Bosco and kept alive also in the Salesian monastery of Jerusalem.
  • Celebration at the pastoral center "Our Lady, Woman of Value" in Tel Aviv
    "It's not a cathedral, but it allows the community to be built." Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, stressed several times during Mass how small yet very important this place is. It was born 5 years ago and brings together Catholic refugees and asylum seekers from Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Eritrea and India.
  • Terra Santa News 17/05/2019
    This week: A day of study on the 800-year-old encounter between St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt Al-Malik Al-Kamil, a multimedia exhibition in Warsaw, Poland, dedicated to the places of the Passion of Jesus, the novelties of the decree "Cor Orans" on the contemplative life in a meeting in Jerusalem with the sisters from all over the Holy Land, the love of the Brazilian bishops for the Holy Land for the work of the Custody and finally the history of Raed and his devotion to St. George.
  • Day of reflection: 800 years since the meeting of St. Francis with the Sultan of Egypt
    The gesture of St. Francis of Assisi does not cease to be remembered in the course of time. The meeting with the Sultan of Egypt, which took place 800 years ago, was the focus of an entire day of reflection promoted by the Franciscans of the Holy Land.
  • Bishops of Brazil express love for the Holy Land
    During the General Assembly, the bishops of Brazil expressed their love for the Holy Land, their gratitude for the Custody's mission to preserve the holy places and encouraged pilgrimages.
  • The pilgrimage of trust. A conversation with Brother Emile
    A pilgrimage of trust. This is how the community of Taizé encourages young people to embark on their journey of faith to bring peace and reconciliation throughout the world. Also in Jerusalem, monthly and annual prayer meetings are promoted.