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
19 November 2018
Around 15,000 young people from all over the world participated the pre-synodal meeting for the young people entitled, Young people, Faith and Vocational discernment” which took place last March 19-24 in Rome, Italy. There were 300 on-site participants and the rest were connected via online link-ups.
This week: At Tabgha, the commemoration of the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fish; The “Bridges” commission between the Christians of the Holy Land and the Christians of the whole world; The Equestrian order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem gathered in conference in Rome; the abandoned Maronite Christian village of Kafr Bar'am, and finally, the experience of Polish and Brazilian pilgrims who came to the Holy Land this November.
Gathered in Rome in these days for the Consulta, the members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a pontifical institution, support the institutions of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land.
Thousands of pilgrims have come to the Holy Land this November. The experience of Polish and Brazilian pilgrims
“Bridges” between the Holy Land and Christians all over the world. This is how the Commissioners of the Holy Land are called. In Jerusalem from the 26th of November to the 2nd of December they will be gathered in the IV International Congress.
he Armenian presence in Jerusalem dates back to the early centuries of Christianity and has given the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate a very important role as Custodian of the Holy Places. By contrast, the presence of the Armenian Catholic Church, which broke off from the Armenian Orthodox Church in 1741, is relatively recent.