On behalf of the Israel Ministry of Tourism and in collaboration with the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI), we are pleased to announce the International Day of Faith in the Holy Land, which will be held on Mount Precipice, Nazareth on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
On August 15, Catholics around the world celebrate the Feast of the Assumption, commemorating the taking up of the Virgin Mary into heaven at the end of her earthly life. The feast is known by the Orthodox Churches as the Dormition of the Theotokos
For the thousands of pilgrims who have come to the Holy City during this great season the celebration of Holy Week in Jerusalem will remain with them as a living memory and inspiration for their faith that they will take back home with them and cherish
Palm Sunday 2011 in Jerusalem: An exhilarating feast of sights and sounds captures much of the old city as local Christians and pilgrims begin the celebrations of the most important week of the year – Holy Week
What could be more spiritually uplifting than celebrating Holy Week and Easter in Jerusalem? Visit the Cenacle and Gethsemane. Walk the stations of the Via Dolorosa. Touch the Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The Dead Sea, an awe-inspiring treasure, is full of natural wonders. As the closing date for the New7Wonders of Nature campaign approaches, find out how you can vote for the Dead Sea through a variety of media
The Chilean Miners and their spouses recently made an eight-day pilgrimage of thanks to the Holy Land as guests of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. They embarked upon a spiritual and highly emotional journey, visiting various Christian holy sites
What happens when you bring the culinary sophistication of the west to the spice, color and vibrancy of the east? You get a hot and dynamic food scene – one that reflects the incredible cultural diversity of Israel
We invite you to celebrate the Annunciation Feast in Nazareth. Embrace tradition and the significance of the date by participating in the procession led by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem on the eve of the Feast
The Old City of Jaffa, located on the southern edge of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coast, was known in ancient times as the gateway to the Land of Israel. With its 3,000 years of history, Old Jaffa is the world’s most ancient port
When Jesus was brought to the Temple by his parents after his birth, Saint Simeon the Righteous spoke the prophetic words: “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” (Luke 2: 30).
Highlights of the feast
Jerusalem; The Orthodox Patriarchate and congregation celebrate the feast in the traditional location of the house of St. Simeon in Katamon, Jerusalem.