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

Pilgrimage plays a big part in the Christian life.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

QUESTION 2 Pilgrimage plays a big part in the Christian life. Christians use pilgrimage for lots of reasons, for example it can be to heal them from a illness like in Lourdes. Christians go on pilgrimage to get closer to god and to become one with him. By doing this they are making them selves better Christians, some people go to help there faith develop. Most Christians have a strong relationship with god and find him easy to talk to and believe in. others find that because of a bad thing that has happened in there life they can not communicate with god as easily as others can. ...read more.

Middle

I think that this is an other reason that people will go on pilgrimage, to thank god for the life they where given and they have been blessed with. Different places of pilgrimage are visited for different reasons, people go to the holy land on pilgrimage because it is the place the Jesus was born and raised and also where he died. People like to go to the holly land to get closer to god as it says in the churches teaching we should always try to get closer to god to strengthen our bonds with him. This is also true for Lourdes as people go as it is where Marry was seen and where miracles have taken place. ...read more.

Conclusion

These charities are open to people who want to help, they will let you come closer to the people who have been given a bad run of life and it is the best way to help them is to be there friend. On pilgrimage many Christians develop a better understanding of the faith because there is so much to take in like in the holy land where you can walk the road that Jesus walked with his cross. There is a also time on every pilgrimage to just stop and think more deeply about your faith. A pilgrimage is a important part of every Christians life as it brings us closer to god in many ways and it helps us to find or renew our faith in many ways. ...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 Hajj 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 Hajj essays

  1. Religious Education Hajj Coursework

    the being as well as the physical pressure it puts on the pilgrims. Therefore, this quote would explain that the best pilgrims that do the best pilgrimages would ignore the physical pain and would instead concentrate on the real part of the Hajj; the inner sanctum of your mind and soul.

  2. b) Explain why some Christians go ...

    In general, lasting effects of going on pilgrimage can range from learning to interact better with other Christians, to improving one's relationship with God. Some may be totally unaffected and some may be spiritually enlightened. Pilgrims be cured of disease or sickness, an obvious lasting effect.

  1. On pilgrimage. Explain the significance and the symbolic meanings of what you did.

    The killing of an animal is always seen as a sacrifice in Islam because it is believed that all life belongs to Allah. It is important that whenever an animal is killed, that prayers are offered over it. So while people were sacrificing their chosen animal they were also praying.

  2. What is Pilgrimage?

    It also unites Christians and so by not feeling alone in your faith would help to strengthen it. The option to spend a week in total silence would also give you time to think upon your relationship with God and others and so would ultimately strengthen relationships.

  1. Marriage and divorce in Christianity and Islam.

    Fornication is the sin of having sexual relations with an unmarried person. Whereas adultery is the sin of having sexual relations with a married person. "A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband die, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord."

  2. "Explain the part Pilgrimage plays in the life of Christians"

    Going to Lourdes an make you 'grateful and thankful for what you have' because pilgrims become aware of the difficulty others have in their lives, for example, the children taken by the HPCT are much less fortunate than others. In Lourdes pilgrims can focus on own gifts and gifts of

  1. The part of pilgrimage plays a huge part in the religious life of Christians.

    Lourdes As a result of Bernadette's visions and subsequent claims of healing, Lourdes has become a major centre for people seeking to be healed. Hundreds of thousands of people go on a pilgrimage there every year, a large percentage are handicapped or ill in some way.

  2. Pilgrimage has been part of Christian tradition for hundreds of years.

    Patrick would have done. "He rent his clothes, put a sack cloth and ashes and walked softly (barefoot)." Pilgrims take the literal meaning of this quote and, as we learn from the video 'Walk softly with God', carry out the pilgrimage in silence and barefoot.

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