Israel is a holy place for pilgrims from all overWorld, who come here all year to touch the keepers of the legend of Jesus Christ. Especially memorable journey will be during the celebration of Easter in Israel. The Jewish Passover - Peisah - is associated with the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, but after a few years the holiday turned into a Christian Easter, the main event of which is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
How to meet Easter in Israel
If you decide to meet the Easter holiday inIsrael, then plan a rest for the entire Easter week, during which the Jewish Easter is celebrated. Arriving in Israel for 1-2 days is meaningless - all the impressions will be crumpled, because in the cities of Israel there are many monuments of birth, life, miracle-working and resurrection of the son of the Lord, which are worthy to be seen.
For convenience, you can arrive in Israel on Wednesday orThursday. Do not hesitate to stay in a hotel, about booking which you need to take care in advance. Visit the sights associated with the birth of the Savior - the city of Bethlehem, such as the Cave of Christmas, the Basilica of the Nativity of Christ, the cave of the murdered Bethlehem infants.
On Good Friday all travelersGo on foot pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The way of the Cross, accomplished by Jesus Christ with his burden on the Road of Sorrow, is overcome by all pilgrims. The path starts from the prison where the criminals were held, and ends on the famous Calvary. An important event of the Good Friday evening is the removal of the holy shroud - a board with the image of Jesus Christ lying in a coffin. Shroud servants of the temple are installed in the center and decorated with fresh flowers.
Holy Saturday is the most responsible andAn exciting day for believers around the world. In the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, after a special service, the Occurrence of the Holy Fire takes place, symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Holy Fire annually descends as evidence of the Lord's boundless love for people. According to the belief in the year, when the indulgence is not accomplished, the end of the world will come. Therefore, the joy and pacification after the Holy Fire envelops the whole noisy crowd of pilgrims gathered at the Temple of the Holy Sepulcher.
On Bright Sunday, a magnificentWorship in the Temple of the Holy Sepulcher. You can surrender to the Passover. Traditional dishes of the Jewish Passover are fresh matzah, wine or grape juice and bitter dishes in memory of the bitterness of exile from Egypt.
Celebration of the bright holiday of Easter in IsraelDiffers from the Orthodox celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. But every traveler, regardless of whether he believes in the Lord or not, during the Easter week in Israel feels the power and love of the Most High. And the surviving evidence of the great story of Jesus Christ forever imprinted in the heart of every pilgrim.
Have a nice trip!