Christian Pilgrimage

Christian Pilgrimage

Many thousands of pilgrims visited the Holy Land since the first centuries of Christianity. They were eager to follow in the footsteps of Christ, of the Prophets and of the Apostles.

Christian Attractions

| Church of the Holy Sepulcher | Mount of Olives | Bethany | MountZion | Qubeiba | Rachel’s Tomb | Church of the Nativity | Milk Grotto | Shepherds Field | St. Theodosius Monastery | St. Saba Monastery | Quarantine | Good Samaritan Inn |St. George’s Monastery | Baptism Site | Qumran | Berot | Ephraim | Jacoub’s Well | Sebastia | Burqin Church| Zababdeh | Abraham’s Mosque – Tomb of Patriarch | Mamre | Oak of Abraham |Church of St. Prophyrus

Christian Routes

Nativity Trails

1. The Nativity trail includes several important journeys:

The Virgin Mary’s journey from the Nazareth to Ein Karem after the Angel announced that Mary was carrying Jesus Christ. Two main churches commemorate this event, the church of Annunciation in Nazareth and the convent of Ein Karem.

A second journey was made by Saint Joseph with the Virgin Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where Mary gave birth to Jesus in the Nativity Grotto.

2. The shepherds’ route from Beit Sahour to Bethlehem.

3. The Holy family’s journey from Bethlehem to Egypt and back to Nazareth.

Jesus Trails

Jesus trails in Galilee, Lebanon, Jordan, and Jerusalem desert:

1. Jesus walked in the Jerusalem wilderness area and the Monastery of Deir Quruntal in Jericho was founded where he spent most of the fasting period and was tempted by Satan.

2. Jesus’ second annunciation tour running from Galilee to Jerusalem.

3. Jesus route on Palm Sunday from Jericho and Bethany to Jerusalem.

4. The Jesus trail in Jerusalem: along Via Dolorosa, or the route of Passion.

Christian Worship


Christ Church (Anglican)

Jaffa Gate, Old City
Services in English
Tel: 02-6277727, Fax: 02-6277730
Sunday 9:30am and 6:30pm

Church of God Pentecostal
Mount of Olives near Commodore Hotel
Services in English
Tel: 02-6273899

Church of God Prophecy
14 Jabsheh Street in the Christian Quarter
Services in English
Tel: 02-6282205

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
1 St. Helena Street in the Old City
Services in many languages
Tel: 02-6272692

Dormitation Abbey
Benedictine Monastery on Mt. Zion
(Near Zion Gate)
Services in German
Tel: 02-6719927, or 02-6716997
Sunday 8:30am; weekdays 6:45am, vespers 6:30pm

East Jerusalem Baptist Church
16 Ali Ibn Taleb Street
Services in English and Arabic
Tel: 0505341748

Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension (Augusta Victoria)
Mount of Olives
Tel: 02-6287704, Fax: 02-6273148

Franciscaines de Marie Catholic Church
9 Nablus Road
Services in French and Spanish
Tel: 02-6276876, 02-6260166, Fax: 02-6274828
Sunday 9am and 10:30am; weekdays 7am

Gesthsemane Basilica
Mount of Olives near the tomb of Mary
Services in English, Italian, and Latin
Tel: 02-6283264, Fax: 02-6261415
Sunday 6:30am, 11am (English), and 4pm; weekdays 6:30am

Greek Catholic Patriarchate
Jaffa Gate
Services in Arabic
Tel: 02-5857673
Sunday 8am and 11am

Mt. Zion Fellowship
13 Ragheb Nashashibi street, Sheikh Jarrah
Services in English
Tel: 02-5828964, Fax: 02-5824725
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:30am and 7:30pm, prayer meeting Monday- Thursday 2-3pm

Notre Dame Catholic Centre
New Gate
Services in English
Tel: 02-6279111, Fax: 02-6271995
Sunday 9am and 6:30pm; weekdays 6:30pm

St. George’s Cathedral
20 Nablus Road
Services in English
Tel: 02-6283261, Fax: 02-6276401
Sunday 8am, 11am, and 6pm, weekdays 6pm

St. Saviour’s Parish Catholic Church
1 St. Francis Street in the Old City
Services in Latin, Italian, and Arabic
Tel: 02-6282868 or 02-6282354
Fax: 02-6284717
Sunday 6am, 7:30am, 9am, 10am, 11am,and 5pm (6pm in summer); weekdays 6:30am, 7:15am, 8am, and 5pm (6pm in summer)

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church
Nablus Road
Services in French
Tel: 02-6264468/9, Fax: 02-6282567
Sunday 7:30am and 11:30am; weekdays 6:30pm and noon


Baraka Bible Presbyterian Church
Hebron Road
Services in English and Arabic
Tel: 02-6742480
Sunday 10:30am an 5pm; Bible study Wednesday 5:30pm

Church of the Nativity
Tel: 02-6741020, 02-6742440 or 02-6472410
Open Orthodox 6:30am, Aremenian Orthodox Sunady 9am; weekdays 8am

St. Catherine Parish Church
Manger Square
Services in Arabic and Italian
Tel: 02-6742425
Sunday 6:30am, 7:30am, 9am, 10am, 11am, and 5:30pm; weekdays 6:30 (this service only in Italian) and 7am; Saturday 5:30pm

Milk Grotto
Milk Grotto Street
Tel: 02-2743867
Wednesday 4pm, and pilgrims can celebrate a Mass upon request

Beit Sahour

Church of the Shepherd’s Field
Tel: 02-2742421
Sunday 9am

Christmas Church
Madbasseh Square
Tel: 02-274212
Sunday 10:30am


Abbey of the Trappists
(also known as The Latrun Monastery)
Services in French and Latin. Gift shop sells wines and other products of the abbey.
Tel: 08-9220065, 08-9255180 ; Fax: 08-9255084
Sunday 10am; weekdays 5:30am


Evangelical Lutherran Congregation& School of Hope
Feisal street
Services in Arabic
Tel/Fax: 02-2953447

Friends’ Girls School (Quakers)
Main street
Services in English
Tel: 02-2952741
Sunday 10:30am

Greek Catholic Annunciation
Sahel Street
Services in Arabic
Tel/Fax: 02-2956292
Sunday 7am and 9am; weekdays 6:45; Saturday 4:30pm

St. Andrew’s Church
Main Street
Services in English and Arabic
Tel: 02-2952082
Sunday 10:30am

Holy Family Church
Main Street
Services in Arabic
Tel: 02-2956026
Sunday 7am, 9am, and 10:15am; weekdays 4:45pm

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