In the footsteps of Jesus

The man, his life and the people who were close to him

November – December 2018

A series following in the footsteps of one of the central personalities in the faith and culture of millions of people around the world.

We will delve into the life of Jesus and try to understand the traditions and the dilemmas of the believers over the course of hundreds of years.

We will get to know the personalities of those who were close to him such as John, his cousin, his mother, Mary, who fell into an eternal sleep awaiting his return, and the first community which operated in Jerusalem before Christianity spread to the larger world.


 

The first Christian Community

Friday I December 14 I 09:00

Tour examining the initial Christian community in Jerusalem, after Christianity separated from Judaism, and the story of the Judeao-Christian community which operated in Jerusalem during the 1st century C.E. We will look into the disagreements which brewed within the community and the important personalities which operated within it, and why the remembrance of this seminal community is important to Christianity today.

We will visit the Room of the Last Supper which symbolizes the birth of the Church, the Armenian Church which commemorates the leadership of the community, and two churches which compete for the title: “Legitimate Heir of the Church”.

Guide: Aviv Herzlich

  • Cost: 90 NIS for adults / 80 NIS for Israeli Senior Citizens and Students
  • Modest dress required
  • Tour is in Hebrew
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Mary

Friday I December 28 I 09:00

Tour focusing on Mary, the Mother of Jesus, who is wrapped in tradition and mystery in Christianity.
We will hear legends of her birth and her childhood, and examine what the Jews thought about her in comparison to how Christianity viewed her.

We will visit Dormition Abbey, the place of her dormition – sleeping – on Mt. Zion and the remains of the magnificent Nea Church which was built in her honor by the emperor Justinian the Great. We will enter the small Greek church in the monastery Megali Panagia – the Great Mother of God – which marks the place where Mary stood during the crucifixion.

Guide: Dovele Nutkevich

  • Cost: 90 NIS for adults / 80 NIS for Israeli Senior Citizens and Students
  • Modest dress required
  • Tour is in Hebrew
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