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 March 2019
On March 19, the feast of St. Joseph was celebrated all over the world, but here in Nazareth, where this righteous man lived, the feast saw a different atmosphere.
The Archbishop of Prague together with the Episcopal Conference of the Czech Republic on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Solemn Entrance into the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre is the culmination of their pilgrimage.
On Wednesday 13 March, the Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq, Mgr. Alberto Ortega Martin inaugurated and blessed a mosaic of the Iraqi Madonna in the Basilica of the Annunciation.
Thanks to the financial support offered by the Palestinian Cultural Fund, on March 9 the "Shaghaf" Institute organised a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem, giving participants the opportunity to see it in a new perspective.
This week: Celebrations of the first weekend of Lent at the Holy Sepulchre; the blessing of one of the two new chapels at the Moses Memorial on Mount Nebo in Jordan; the inauguration of the multimedia center in Saxum and finally the House of the child, an institution in Bethlehem that has welcomed more than 100 children.
On Sunday, March 10, in the presence of religious authorities and pilgrims, one of the two new chapels at the Memorial of Moses, on Mount Nebo in Jordan, was blessed.