Terra Santa News 26/06/2020

This week: the feast of the birth of St. John the Baptist in Ein Karem, the 50th anniversary of the canonization of the first Franciscan martyrs of the Custody of [...]

From the “desert” to the house of Zechariah: the nativity of St. John the Baptist

The feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the two places dedicated to him in Ein Karem, near Jerusalem: the hermitage immersed in nature where he withdrew [...]

Bethlehem celebrates the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The faithful of the Bethlehem area gathered to celebrate the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Mass was held in the Salesian Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus [...]

The stones of the Holy Land

In the Holy Land, the stones have been the protagonists of many biblical events and still today they continue to be full of history. [...]

Beit Sahour: Global Handicraft City

The city of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, has been recognized as the World Craft City 2020. The production of religious objects made of olive wood that is passed down from [...]

St Nicholas Tavelić: the link between Croatia and the Custody of the Holy Land

What unites Croatia and the Custody of the Holy Land is a very close bond, which was born with the story of St. Nicholas Tavelić – of Croatian origin, precisely [...]

Terra Santa News 19/06/2020

This week: The celebration of the Chrism Mass in the Basilica of Gethsemane; the Feast of the Patron Saint of the Custody of the Holy Land, St. Anthony; the Corpus [...]

Chrism mass at the Gethsemane

Usually celebrated on Holy Thursday, the Chrism Mass this year has been postponed due to anti-Coronavirus restrictions. In Jerusalem, it was held on June 18 in the Basilica of Gethsemane [...]

The Saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church

St. Gregory the Illuminator, St. Varian. They are only two of the Saints celebrated by the Armenian Apostolic Church, also here in Jerusalem. Scenes from the life of the Patron [...]

The icons of the Bethlehem artist Johnny Andonieh

The walls and domes of many churches bear the signature of the Bethlehem artist Johny Andonieh, author of precious Byzantine icons in over 15 churches in the Holy Land. [...]
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