1. Begin your tour at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the most sacred sites in Christianity. Explore the various sections of the church, including the Stone of Anointing and the Tomb of Jesus. Experience the atmosphere of reverence and reflect on the significance of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
2. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, the path traditionally believed to be the route Jesus took on his way to crucifixion. Visit the Stations of the Cross along the way and reflect on the events leading up to the crucifixion. Engage with the local community and the Christian pilgrims who often walk this path.
3. Visit the Room of the Last Supper, located on Mount Zion. Explore the room where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper, a significant event in Christian theology. Learn about the symbolism and significance of this event and its connection to the sacrament of Holy Communion.
4. Proceed to the Mount of Olives, a site associated with important events in the life of Jesus. Enjoy the panoramic view of Jerusalem and visit the Chapel of the Ascension, which commemorates Jesus’ ascension into heaven. Reflect on the teachings and promises associated with this event.
5. Continue to the Pater Noster Church, believed to be the site where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples. Explore the church and its beautiful mosaic artwork depicting the Lord’s Prayer in different languages. Take a moment for personal reflection and recite the prayer in this significant location.
6. Visit the Monastery of Saint James, a prominent Christian pilgrimage site. Explore the monastery and learn about its history and connection to James the Just, the brother of Jesus. Discover the vibrant spiritual life and the rich traditions of the Armenian Orthodox Church.
7. Conclude your tour at Saint Peter in Gallicantu Church, located on the slopes of Mount Zion. Visit the church, which commemorates Peter’s denial of Jesus. Explore the archaeological excavations beneath the church, including the underground prison believed to be where Jesus was held before his trial.