Going on a Christian pilgrimage in Israel can be a life-changing experience. Israel is a sacred land for the Christian religion, being the location of great significance as described by the passages of the Bible. Israel is first believed to be the ‘Promised Land’ given by God to Abraham and his descendants based on the first writings of Israel in the Bible. Israel is also where Jesus of Nazareth was born, the central figure in Christianity which in scriptures is described as the Son of God and Savior. Also, the Bible reveals that Jerusalem is a key location in the end times as written in the Book of Revelation. Hence, Israel is the best place to do a Christian pilgrimage. Here are some of the Christian pilgrimage ideas most pilgrims do in Israel.
Having a Bible Tour
Hop on an Israel Bible tour and visit biblical sites in Israel where events in the Bible took place. There are thousands of destinations in Israel and biblical sites are some of the most popular amongst tourists and Christian pilgrims alike. One can also retrace the footsteps of Jesus Christ from his birth in Bethlehem, to Nazareth where he grew up. Visit the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on water with Peter, then to Jerusalem where he was crucified, died and rose again. There are more locations to visit, check out our guide to Israel Bible tours here to learn more.
Praying at the Wailing Wall
Also known as the Western Wall, it is an ancient limestone wall that protects and surrounds the Temple. Jewish people come to the wall to pray and is considered a holy site. Pilgrims are also welcomed to pray at the wall.
Getting Baptized at Jordan River
Baptism is a holy sacrament and an ordinance of Jesus Christ according to the Bible as written in the gospels. Hence, one of the popular Christian pilgrimages is to get baptized in the very waters Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist, the Jordan River. Check out our guide to Jordan River baptism here.
There are most Christian pilgrimages one can do in Israel like praying at the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed while his disciples slept the night before the crucifixion. If you need help in organizing your Christian pilgrimage to Israel, contact us to get assistance from our friendly and expert tour guides. We will ensure you’ll have a life-changing Christian pilgrimage in the sacred land of Israel!