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
24 January 2019
43 young people from the Holy Land left for Panama to meet the youth from all over the world and the Successor of Peter.
In the last piece of the series "The Senses of the Holy Land" we will experience taste and smell, to feel flavours and aromas of this sacred land, to enjoy the good scent of Christ and to remember how He made Himself nourishment.
As one of the so-called Oriental Orthodox churches, the Coptic Orthodox Church is the part of the Church of Alexandria in Egypt which broke from the Byzantine Churches in the wake of the Fourth Ecumenical Council in Chalcedon in 451.
The Latin Church in the Holy Land
On Sunday, January 20th, when the Church celebrates the Wedding at Cana, many people gathered in the Shrine. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the public life of Jesus.
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Shepherds of Beit Sahur is one of the most visited places by the faithfuls. It reminds us of the message that the shepherds received from the angels, as described in the Gospel