Israel Custom Tour: Jordan River Baptism Site

Holy Land Baptism On your Israel custom tour, one of the must-see sites for  Christian and Jewish tourists is the newly opened site of Qasr El Yahud located on the Jordan River. According to Christian tradition, this is the site where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist.  After the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, this site is considered … [Read more...]

Experience Jerusalem: Stations of the Cross

The 14 stations of the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, are each clearly marked in the Old City of Jerusalem. Wind your way through the open air market, along this ancient spiritual route. Most probably developed by the Franciscans after they were granted administration of the Christian holy places in Jerusalem in 1342, the Via Dolorosa symbolizes a spiritual journey. In the photo, see … [Read more...]

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Jaffa, Israel

I finally managed to enter St. Peter's Church in Old Jaffa. The opening hours are very restricted and since I do not live in the area, somehow I was never there on time. Until one day... an early morning appointment in Tel Aviv on a sunny winter day had me walking through the square. Luck was shining down upon me: the Church was open and welcoming. Photos of the interior of the church are … [Read more...]