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Celebrating Christmas in Israel

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Christmas celebration in Israel If you want to spend an unforgettable Christmas, you definitely need to visit Israel at this time. At Christmas, Israel invites tourists and pilgrims from all over the world to plunge into a very spiritual and eventful holiday atmosphere. During Christmas in Israel you can visit the Old City of Jerusalem […]

Holy Water in the Bible

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Water is one of the most commonly used words in the Bible. We know that water is a synonym to life. This applies particularly to such a hot country like Israel, where during the dry summer months there’s almost no rain, and therefore any non-drying source or well is regarded as a treasure. Water is […]

Grafted in Symbol: Grafted in and its symbolism

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  The symbol “Grafted In” became very popular during last decades. It was discovered in the Jerusalem area as a decoration on pottery dated at the 2nd Century A.D. Some archaeologists decided that this symbol was an identity mark of the early Christ followers. It was a sign that they united together their traditions and […]

Anointing Oils

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The anointing oil was used in religious rituals since ancient times. This age-old tradition is still alive. The ceremony of anointing with oil symbolizes the purification of the soul and body and our aspiration to G-d. The anointing oil is also used for healing the sick. According to the Jewish beliefs, anointing oil gives strength, […]

Jerusalem Cross

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The Jerusalem Cross is combined of one large Cross in the middle with four smaller Crosses surrounding it. This Cross is also called “The Holy Land Cross” and known as a symbol of the Holy Land Custody. There is no exact information regarding the origins of the Jerusalem Cross. The symbol that many associate with […]

Transfiguration of the Lord

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Transfiguration of the Lord is one of the most venerated events in Christianity. This Feast is celebrated by most Christian congregations on different dates in August. This holiday is dedicated to the memory of the miracle of the Transfiguration of Jesus to the disciples on Mount Tabor in the Galilee, not long before His Crucifixion. […]

Holy Water Guide: Customs, History, And Bible Sources

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Holy Water Holy water is water that has been blessed, that is, set aside for spiritual use, by a cleric. Predominantly a Roman Catholic sacramental (little sacrament) and the blessing is done by a priest or bishop. This sacrament can be found in Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christianity but has also spread to other denominations […]

The Jordan River

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The River Jordan, in which John the Baptist baptized his cousin Jesus of Nazareth, is a river in Southwest Asia which flows into the Dead Sea. It is considered to be one of the world’s most sacred rivers. It originates approximately 200 meters above sea level on the slopes of Mt. Hermon, Israel. It ends […]

The Origins and Significance of Baptism

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The Old Testament describes the immersion in water for the purpose of purification and cleansing but there is no mention of the word baptism. “It must be put in water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.” Leviticus 11:32   In the days of the First Temple, dipping objects […]