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Dec 132016
 

DOORS OF MERCY CLOSE IN THE HOLY LAND
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A Eucharistic celebration in the Basilica of Gethsemane has gathered priests, religious and local Christians for the closing of the Holy Door.

THE LIGHTING OF THE TREE IN BETHLEHEM: A SIGN OF PEACE
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On Saturday, December 3, in Manger Square, the lighting of the big Christmas Tree has started the festivities. Bethlehem is once again waiting for Christmas.

CUSTOS OF THE HOLY LAND MEETS THE NEEDY IN BETHLEHEM
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Father Francesco Patton visits the projects, carried out by the Franciscan Social Services Office in Bethlehem, in support of people and families in need.

CONCLUSION OF CELEBRATION OF THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ST. ANNE
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Nazareth celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Anne. Celebrations concluded with the launching of a documentary and a solemn mass.

JAFFA: AN ANCIENT CITY, SCENE OF BIBLICAL EPISODES
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The ancient city of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, is known for its biblical episodes related to the prophet Jonah and the apostle Peter.

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Nov 282016
 

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING, YOUTH FESTIVAL
On the eve of the Feast of Christ the King, the youth of Galilee gathered in the Salesian school ‘Jesus the Adolescent’, in Nazareth, to reflect on the theme of vocation.

MARIE ALPHONSINE: FEAST OF THE ARAB SAINT IN JERUSALEM
In the humble chapel of the convent of the Sisters of the Rosary in Jerusalem, the celebration of one of the first Arab saints brought together Christians from Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

PAINTING ON GLASS: JALAL KAHLEH, ARTIST
Jalal Kahleh, Palestinian artist, paints real works of art on glass. This work of art is unique throughout the West Bank.

CARPET MOSAIC: HISHAM’S PALACE IN JERICHO
The mosaics of Hisham Palace in Jericho will be uncovered for a few weeks. Everyone will be able to admire the largest mosaic work of the Middle East.

DESERT OF JUDEA: DISCOVERIES AND MONASTIC LIFE
Near Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, the Judaean desert has preserved archaeological treasures and precious testimonies of religious life for centuries.

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Nov 222016
 

TAKING CARE OF THE CHILDREN: THE NEW ST. RACHEL CENTER
A new center dedicated to ‘St. Rachel’ for the children of immigrants in Israel was inaugurated in Jerusalem. A new place, a new home.

60 HOURS IN A MINUTE: THE OPENING OF CHRIST’S TOMB
For the first time after two hundred years, and for the third time in history, the tomb of the Holy Sepulcher was opened. Images of the event.

THE SEVENTH Palestinian Women’s Microenterprise Bazaar
The seventh edition of the Palestinian Women’s Micro-Enterprise Bazaar, hosted by the US consulate involving artists, manufacturers of goods and small entrepreneurs of Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

YAZAN GHREIB, THE ARTIST WHO PAINTS WITH COFFEE
After a small accident that occurred 10 years ago, the Palestinian artist Yazan Ghreib paints with Arabic coffee. 50 exhibitions already show his work.

THE JUDAEAN DESERT: AN ARID LAND RICH IN HISTORY
One of the most beautiful landscapes of the Holy Land, the desert of Judea, is rich in natural reserves. Walking through it is like taking a stroll through the pages of Jesus’ life and God’s people.

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Nov 012016
 

“HARMONY WITHOUT LIMITS”: A NEW ORGAN AT THE HOLY SEPULCHER
A votive Mass was celebrated at Calvary to bless the new organ of the basilica. A new harmony will resonate at the Holy Sepulcher.

“NEED FOR WATER” IN BETHLEHEM TO COMBAT WATER CRISIS
The project of the Pro Terra Sancta Association in support for the Palestinian families: concrete initiatives to combat water emergency in progress.

THEFT AND DAMAGES TO THE BASILICA ON MOUNT TABOR
Unknown persons furtively broke into the Basilica of the Transfiguration to rob the holy place: some damage reported.

TOURISM IN THE HOLY LAND AND TODAY’S CHALLENGES
It is the most important sector of the country’s economy, but also the most unstable.
(Comments on tourism and pilgrimages by the guides and Palestinian traders).

THE BEDOUINS AND THE HISTORY OF THE “POPE’S HILL”
About 300 Bedouins live in what is called ‘the Pope’s Hill’, near Bethany, east of Jerusalem. The land was a gift from King Hussein of Jordan to Pope Paul VI, on the occasion of the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land.

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Oct 252016
 

MEMORIAL OF MOSES REOPENS ON MOUNT NEBO
On October 15 and 16, with a big event, the memorial of Moses, God’s friend, was re-opened on Mount Nebo, after many years of closure.

THE ENTRANCE OF MONS. PIZZABALLA INTO NAZARETH AND THE WELCOME BY THE ORTHODOX CHURCH
The official entrance of the Apostolic Administrator Pierbattista Pizzaballa into Nazareth and the welcome by the Christian Orthodox authorities.

THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CATHOLIC ORDINARIES GATHERED IN HAIFA
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land gathered to dialogue and reflect on how to generate more integration and how to foster unity between the hierarchy, religious communities and lay people.

SUKKOT: REMEMBERING THE JEWS’ CROSSING OF THE DESERT
An ancient Jewish tradition: Sukkot, or “feast of Booths,” recalls the time when God’s people crossed the desert, while living in temporary huts.

THE OLIVE HARVEST IN GETHSEMANE
The olive harvest season has started in the garden of Gethsemane. A gesture of familiarity, with an ancient taste, but renewed.

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Oct 172016
 

“LEAVING NAZARETH, HE CAME AND DWELT IN CAPENAUM”
On the second Saturday of October, the friars of the Custody of the Holy Land commemorated the public life of the Savior in Capernaum, the city of Jesus.

SYRIAN CHILDREN’S PRAYER FOR PEACE
A day of prayer, singing and dancing with Christian children and Muslims from Aleppo. Hundreds of people gathered together to pray for peace for Syria.

YOM KIPPUR: ATONEMENT DAY
On the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, Israel shuts down. A silence full of penitence and reflection.

FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF HAIFA: WITNESS AND AID TO THOSE WHO SUFFER
In Haifa, the Italian Hospital, a religious mission for over a hundred years, has become a model health institution.

AN ‘INDELIBLE’ PILGRIMAGE
An ancient tradition in Jerusalem, passed down for over 700 years in the Razzouk family: tattooing Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land.

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