Eastern Orthodox Christians in Gaza Prepare for Holy Week

8/4/2012 On Friday I went with a friend to the Eastern Orthodox Church in the Old City of Gaza, to help make palm crosses for Palm Sunday which, for them, is tomorrow. The place was a hive of activity, with many young people busily making crosses and other decorations from palm fronds, under the tutelage ...

Metropolitan Jonah to consecrate Holy Chrism during Holy Week

15/2/2012 OCA For the first time since his election as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America in November 2008, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah will consecrate Holy Chrism in conjunction with the celebration of the Vesperal Liturgy of Great and Holy Thursday at the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk here April 12, 2012. The consecration of ...

Thousands at Passover and Easter in Jerusalem

Contemporary Christian Travel by Ruth Hill 19/4/2011 NORTHERN VIRGINIA, April 19, 2011 – Jewish Passover and Christian Holy Week are in motion this week in Jerusalem, and the Israel Ministry of Tourism has said it expects a quarter million visitors for the timeless iconic events observed in the Old City. Because Jesus was a ...

Israel Expects 250,000 Tourists to Celebrate Passover, Holy Week

15/4/2011 .100,000 visitors expected in Jerusalem alone .Tourism remains strong despite terrorist, rocket attacks .Israeli Tourism Ministry promotes Gospel Trail hike Jerusalem, April 15 - Israel’s tourism is holding steady for the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays despite the turmoil in neighboring countries and recent terrorist and rocket attacks. About 250,000 visitors are expected during “holy month” - about ...