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Describe a visit to a Christian place of pilgrimage?

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CHRISTIANITY COURSEWORK PART 1 (Maaz Awais Turk) Describe a visit to a Christian place of pilgrimage? Jerusalem for Christians is the site of many of the events in the life of Jesus Christ, who is the Messiah for the Christian religion. From the early fourth century, when Christianity became legal in the Roman empire, Jerusalem developed as a centre of Christian pilgrimage. The land of Israel known as Palestine contains some of the most sacred sites of Christianity. It is a Holy Land, the largest and probably the most significant places of pilgrimage are in Christianity. Jerusalem was built on the high lands of ancient Judaed, it is situated in Israel, for Christians it is the place where Jesus was crucified. ...read more.

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Pilgrimage is a Journey usually made for Religious reasons, beyond the call of everyday worship to a place which is believed to be Holy. Even a short journey to a shrine can be a pilgrimage. When the pilgrims go there they see the Mount Of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Basilica of the agony in the foreground and the Grotto of Nativity, the church of the Nativity, The Tomb of Lazarus, The site of the Last Supper, the Via Dolorosa, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The pilgrims that go there also want memorabilia from their pilgrimage to bring to there relatives at home such as water from the Jordon river or they sometimes bring handfuls of soil packed in clay plates with drawing and carvings of Christian religious places or religious symbols. ...read more.

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A crypt on the floor marks inside the church marks where Mary was given birth. Another church in east Jerusalem is the church of the Holy Seplcure. This is a must see church for all the Christians who go on a pilgrimage. A few people realise that Bethlehem is figuratively speaking, a stone's throw from Jerusalem. Just about 4 miles away, it's a fifteen minute drive from the city of Jerusalem to the city where Jesus Christ was born, which is Bethlehem. The name Bethlehem means 'House of Bread' in Hebrew and 'House of meat' in Arabic. It is the setting of the book of Ruth and the fields around it are where Ruth and Boaz met and fell in love. The church of the Nativity, the town's focal point, is built like a fortress, and is probably the oldest Christian building in the world. ...read more.

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