Well, if you ever visit Jerusalem, you should know what are the sites they are holy for your religion. If you’re Christians or Messianic, this is the article for you. Here are 10 must-go places for Christians in Jerusalem.
The Cenacle (The Upper Room)
That’s the place where Jesus and his apostles ate their last Passover supper before Jesus went on trial. Jesus appeared here after his rebirth. This is also the place where the Feast of Weeks miracle happen and allowed Jesus’s apostles to speak many languages; the reason we celebrate Pentecost.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
According to our tradition, Jesus was crossed, buried and reborn in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. There are many important sites in here: The Golgotha (Calvary), where Jesus was crossed, The Facade, The Stone of Anointing, The Catholicon and many more.
This is the place Jesus spends his last hours before his arrest. Right here, Jesus prayed to God and said: “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, thy will be done”. During those times, they made wine and olive oil and the Church of All Nations is in the area.
The streets where Jesus walked to his crossing. It started in the ancient courthouse and ends in the Church of Holy Sepulchre. The Italian translation of it is “Painful Way”; to signify the way Jesus has been through.
The first Protestant church in Jerusalem. It was built in 1904, and they have biblical studies in English and Hebrew during the weekends. It has a Neo-Gothic design and it was built by protestants from Germany and Switzerland.
St. George’s Cathedral
This Angelical-Apiscoplic cathedral lies in Shechem street in eastern Jerusalem. They offer accommodations and they have a college. It’s Anglican and was built in 1899.
A section of the ancient city of Jerusalem. In its centre, you could find many churches, monasteries and accommodation options. 6,000 people live here in the area of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is the heart of the quarter.
St. Andrew Cathedral
The Scottish church is located next to the historic train station of Jerusalem. It was built as a monument for Scottish soldiers that died during the first world war. It’s named after the patron of Scotland, St. Andrew (one of Jesus’s Apostles).
Church of The Redeemer
This protestant church is located in the Christian Quarter in the ancient city. St. John’s hospital was located there which gave it the name “Mortician” by the Muslims (change of Bimarstam – hospital in Persian). The church was built from 1893 till 1898 and has a lot of remains from the time of the crusades.
Mount of olives
The place where Jesus transcended into heaven. Gethsemane is located in the mountains and so are other main places for Protestants Christianity. It’s a place for pilgrimage and is highly associated with Maria and Jesus.
Must Go Places for Christians in Jerusalem- Summary
Jerusalem has many associations to Christianity. Some people just feel the great spiritual environment of the city, as it the holy for 3 different religions. Of course, these are recommendations and you are most welcomes to check out what fits you better. If you’re already in Israel, you should check out the main cities in Israel.