• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Christian places of Pilgrimage - The room of the last supper

Extracts from this document...


Describe a visit to a Christian place of pilgrimage Jerusalem is a city with many historical and sacred sites that are of great importance especially for the Christian religion. Christian pilgrims have different views on how it became a place of pilgrimage. Some say that it is after the death of Jesus while some people say that it is when Christians felt that they wanted to know more about the Christian religion and take it into historical account. Pilgrimage is the travelling or journeying of a believer in a faith or the follower of a religious sect to a sacred place within or outside the context of his religion. Pilgrimage is a very popular form of worship in all religions and those who go on pilgrimages are called pilgrims. Many religions go on pilgrimage but we are going to centralise this discussion on the holy sites in Jerusalem. ...read more.


Across the street was were Jesus was stripped of his clothes, whipped and forced to wear the crown of thorns and the robe of royal purple. Then Pilate declared to the crowd 'behold the man' and Jesus started his final journey up the Via Dolorosa. The Holy Sepulchre The Holy Sepulchre from my understanding means the 'sacred tomb' Several Sects share the Holy Sepulchre church- Greek, orthodox, Roman Catholics, Armenian, Syrian Coptic and Abyssinians. The Church is set on the hill of Golgotha, literally known as the skull hill. It is called Calvary on the Latin translation and legend has it that Adam's skull was buried there. Just inside the entrance is the stone of unction, where Jesus was buried after being taken down from the cross. In the high domed rotunda is the Holy Sepulchre. Every Friday afternoon, there is a procession along the Via Dolorosa to the churches of the Holy Sepulchre. ...read more.


But in ancient time, it was known as hameshina, the mount of anointing. This beautiful sacred place was a place of worship during the time of king David. Sacrifices were very much offered here. It is also believed Christ ascended into heaven from here. A few stops further from here is the church of pater noster (the lord's prayer). The Lord's Prayer is set into the tiled walls with 44 different languages. Some general sites Over looking lower Galilee are three sites sacred to Christian pilgrims. Nazareth, mount Cana and mount tabor. On the northern shores of the lake facing Tiberius, Christ preached there to the crowds and many miracles happened there. Today, you can see mount beatitudes which, is on the beautiful hilltop, tabha, migdal, and Capernaum. These places mentioned are some of the basic pilgrimage sites in Jerusalem. These pilgrims don't go to these places just for vacation but they go with many different and personal reasons and they come back home satisfied with the choice they have made.... ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Pilgrimage section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Pilgrimage essays

  1. What is Pilgrimage?

    Two and a half Centuries of persecution ended, and Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman Empire. St Peters became the 'Religious centre of the Catholic world' and remains so today. St. Peter's is located in Vatican state, across the river Tiber, west of Rome's center.

  2. Explain the part pilgrimage plays in the religious life of Christians. In your answer, ...

    Taiz� is most famous for its concept of 'brothers and sisters in prayer.' There are prayer meetings that involve many people who do not know each other. Even though they may never have met before, everyone at Taiz� is considered to be a brother or sister.

  1. Pilgrimage is an ancient custom which has changed over many years. It used to ...

    Daily prayer or salat; 3) Giving alms; 4) Fasting during the month of Ramadan; 5) The hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca, once in a lifetime. Here are some pictures of pilgrimages to Mecca: A02 Many Christian go on pilgrimages to visit a holy place where God seems especially present or as an act of thanksgiving to God.

  2. There are many places of Christian pilgrimage. Santiago de Compostela in Spain is a ...

    Now the place is seen with great importance. Christians take part in many spiritual activities on pilgrimages. Some people pay respect by praying to God and thanking him, or asking him for help. Many people go to mass to show their respect or go to confession. There are many different things a pilgrim can do.

  1. Explain why going on pilgrimage is important for many Roman Catholic Christians. With reference ...

    Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer showing that you've considered more than one point of view. I believe that all Christians should be encouraged to go on pilgrimages as it strengthens even the weakest faith and puts people back in touch with God by making them feel closer to him.

  2. Describe a visit to a Christian place of pilgrimage

    In this church mass is celebrated when pilgrims visit. This is a great feeling for pilgrims as they are inside the church the Virgin Mary asked to be built. Being able to take mass is very important for pilgrims because they are praying and worshipping God.

  1. There is evidence of pilgrimage in the Old Testament book of king where Elijah ...

    Many people go to ask for healing at Lourdes (above). Some pilgrims have a special devotion to Mary, the mother of God so they would visit a Marion shrine maybe a place where she has appeared. Many pilgrims go on pilgrimages to live out Jesus' invitation to 'love one another'

  2. In this coursework I am going to talk about a Christian place of pilgrimage.

    Christians regard Jesus as the incarnate Son of God and as having been divinely conceived by Mary the wife of Joseph - a carpenter from Nazareth. The main sources of information concerning Jesus' life are the Gospels, written in the latter half of the first century.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work