(8B) Explain why some Christians go on pilgrimage and the effect which this might have on them

King Edward's School Bath Agreed Coursework Titles- 50713 (8B) Explain why some Christians go on pilgrimage and the effect which this might have on them I will start this essay by explaining why some Christians go on pilgrimages and will go on to explain in detail the effect this might have on them. I will also share experiences that others have had and the life changing experiences they've had. A pilgrim is one who travels to sacred places but in a more detailed form, a pilgrim is a believer in a faith or the follower of a religion who travels to sacred places within or outside the context of Christianity or even his religion. [It is very clear that not only Christians go on pilgrimages but we would limit this discussion on what pilgrims gain when they go to these sacred places of interest]. For Christians this experiences includes ... Being able to relate their experiences to other brothers and sisters who may not have had the opportunity. These Christian pilgrims also gain the experiences of the feeling of being closer to a deeper knowledge of the life, teaching and death of Christ. These pilgrims also tend to be able to have a clear understanding that Jerusalem is a city where many historical events took place especially on the Christian religion. When some Christian pilgrims go to these pilgrimage sites, they have a feeling of knowing that they have accomplished a

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

Pilgrimage Pilgrimage is the journey to a holy place. The place usually contains something (e.g. Santiago de Compostela is said to have saint James' bones buried there) or sometimes events have happened there. Pilgrimage is an ancient custom but it has changed over the years. Once long ago pilgrimage was a long and even dangerous journey. Travellers now are much safer and travel much quicker to there place of worship. Some pilgrims still travel on foot, most travel by air or other means of transport. Christians go on pilgrimages' for many reasons. Many Christians see life it's self as a journey, coming from God and returning to God. Many go on pilgrimages so that they become closer to God, it helps them to focus and clear their minds of every day concerns and worries. They feel that travelling to a place of worship shows how devoted they are and feel that they can communicate better with God. Some Christians go on pilgrimages to thank God for all he has given them, and to show how thankful they are some help others that go on pilgrimages. For example in Lourdes branchardier Help the ill and weak to visit this site of pilgrimage, many do this as a way to thank God. Many go because they are ill and go on Pilgrimage to ask god to help, or heal them. Lourdes is a good example of this. Many Christians believe that Lourdes is a place of healing. The ill go and sometimes bath in

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There is evidence of pilgrimage in the Old Testament book of king where Elijah goes to pray on Mount Horeb

Pilgrimage GCSE RE coursework A Pilgrimage is a journey to a holy place for a spiritual motive and an expression of faith. Not only is it a journey to a place it can also be a journey through life to God from birth to death, womb to the tomb or cradle to the grave. Pilgrimage involves lots of travelling whether it is physical travel or the passing of time. There are many different types of people who go on pilgrimage; some of these are needy people, people who are poor or ill, people who are expressing their faith and also people who want to grow in their relationship with God. Pilgrimage used to involve lots of physical challenge, risk and danger but nowadays due to our transport, it is much safer. Pilgrimage used to cost an incredible amount of money and still does for some people nowadays. Pilgrimage is an expression of faith in all major religions. There is evidence of pilgrimage in the Old Testament book of king where Elijah goes to pray on Mount Horeb also when Jesus' family went to Jerusalem. Pilgrimage involves self-sacrifice; one example of this is the archdiocesan youth pilgrimage when young people go on pilgrimage to help sick, elderly and disabled people. During the pilgrimage a pilgrim will be involved in various religious activities, as well as prayer and reflection. The celebration of the sacraments is very common during pilgrimages. Pilgrims will approach

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What is involved in pilgrimage?

What is involved in pilgrimage? A pilgrimage is a journey in which people go on for a religious reason. People can go by themselves, with friends or can go on a trip organised by a whole community. The important part is the journey. Every religion has pilgrimages. For example Islam have Makkh, Buddhism has Bodhgaya and Sikhism has Amristsar. The major centre of pilgrimage for Christians is Jerusalem (The Holy land) we also share this with other religions. Lough Derg also known as St Patrick's purgatory is a pilgrimage by the south coast of Ireland. This is where St Patrick established a monastery. On this pilgrimage pilgrims try to walk in the footsteps by living like St Patrick. On this pilgrimage people want to get closer to god. This means that most of the time the pilgrimage is conducted in silence. People are also barefooted. This is because from a text about St Patrick it said, "He rent his clothes, put on sac cloth and ashes and walked softly (barefooted)." This can also show a need to do penance, which Christians believe is an important part of getting closer to God. St Patrick also did a lot of fasting. The pilgrims also fast. They are only allowed two meals on their stay, which include black tea, black coffee or water, dry toast and oatcakes. This is also copying Jesus when he was in the desert for forty days. This pilgrimage has very strict routines,

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What is involved in Christian pilgrimage? Illustrate the different approaches to pilgrimage referring to two or more places of pilgrimage.

R.E. Coursework Alan Gillingwater 11s Question 1 What is involved in Christian pilgrimage? Illustrate the different approaches to pilgrimage referring to two or more places of pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is a journey that that many Christians take. It is a journey a physical place of importance; this could be somewhere, which an important event in Christianity happened. However pilgrimage is also a more inward, spiritual journey as well. It is an important part of Christian life, and many Christians go on pilgrimage to various places. At different centres of pilgrimage vastly different approaches are taken on the role of pilgrimage. Lourdes is a relatively recent pilgrimage site, which has a different approach to the more traditional pilgrimage sites. Lourdes is an area in which is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and this is whom visitors focus on. At Lourdes there was a significant apparition. A girl called Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary and some pilgrims visit Lourdes to also see the Virgin Mary or just feel her presence. An approach to pilgrimage, which is very unique to Lourdes, is the miracles that are claimed to happen. This is one of the reasons why over 2 million pilgrims go to Lourdes every year. A focus at Lourdes is a spring, which is believed to have miraculous healing powers as the Virgin Mary blessed it. Many sick or disabled people come to Lourdes hoping

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Lourdes is a French town at the front of the Pyrenees and has become one of the most important places for Christian pilgrimages.

Lourdes is a French town at the front of the Pyrenees and has become one of the most important places for Christian pilgrimages. Between February 11th and July 16th 1858, a 14-year-old French girl named Bernadette had a series of visions within this town. She had 18 apparitions in total, and it was during the 9th that the vision revealed herself as the Virgin Mary. During this vision Mary told Bernadette that the water was special, was holy and a spring of water began to flow at the place she indicated. Gradually, Lourdes became a center for pilgrimage. It has developed into a large busy town with a peaceful area surrounding the grotto. Pilgrims arrive in great numbers throughout the year from all over the world. The Grotto is a plain cavity in the rock, where herds of pigs used to shelter. Since the apparitions the grotto has become a place of prayer, of gathering and devotion. Within the grotto there is a statue of Mary. Above this statue one can read "Que soy era Immaculada Conceptiou". It is in the dialect of the Lourdes, that, on 25th March 1858, the Virgin Mary announced herself to Bernadette: "I am the Immaculate Conception". To the back of the Grotto, at the left of the Alter, one can see the flowing spring that Bernadette discovered on 25th February 1858. This water, so that it is available to everyone, has been channeled towards taps and the baths. Inside the

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Pilgrimage. In Jerusalem just like Lourdes there are many activities pilgrims take part in.

A02 - Pilgrimage (Kieron Curran) When people go on pilgrimage they go for guidance and following the footsteps of Jesus and also to get closer to God or maybe to strengthen their faith further. The hopes that pilgrims have when the go on pilgrimage are to be mentally or physically cleansed and every once in a while a miracles happen like someone goes on pilgrimage with cancer and when they come back the cancer has gone. Most people go to get spiritual healing for example they might go to pray for family or friends, if some one is ill or sick, if some one has died or if the pilgrim is going through a low point in their life. The second activity is visiting the baths. This could affect a pilgrim's life by having the feeling with them that they are closer to God after getting out the bath and so, it could change them by getting more encourage to go to Church more often if they are not already doing that and getting the courage to take that step to take the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Because when they get into the bath it is like them taking an act of penance. In Lourdes the light procession, which could make the pilgrim feel special inside as the hold the Jesus the light of the world in their hand and when they get home they could feel more confident into meeting and talk to new people because in the procession you just don't pray all along the way but you also get the

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Christian places of Pilgrimage - The room of the last supper

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. This is because this is where Jesus was arrested, crucified and where he was resurrected. These interesting sites include.... The room of the last supper This place is also called the cenacle of the upper chamber room in which the Eucharist is based on. Seven weeks after the passion the Holy Spirit appeared to the disciple and this was the origin of the Pentecost, which is recorded in the New Testament in the book of acts of the apostle. Almost every turning in the east Jerusalem reveals some significant site of religious or historical

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Pilgrimage Coursework - Christians

Religious Studies - Pilgrimage Coursework Christians go on pilgrimages to undergo an experience of a religious nature, which doesn't mean a vision, it means to go to a place that has great religious significance and undertake a religious activity there. Many Christians feel that pilgrimage is a help to them, that it assists them in praying and that it draws them closer to God and others. Pilgrimages however, do not always have to be religious. Some people might say that they were making a pilgrimage if they were going to see the home of a pop or movie star or to a special football ground. There are no special rules about pilgrimage in Christianity though, over its 2000-year history, many people have made pilgrimages to particular places both in the Holy Land (Bethlehem, Nazareth & Jerusalem) and in Europe e.g. Rome (Vatican City) and Lourdes. People make these pilgrimages for many different reasons. Some go to just too see the places where Jesus was or to see particular churches associated with special people or events. Some people go on pilgrimages to strengthen their faith and help them to feel closer to God. Some places such as Lourdes, are associated with healing miracles and people visit there in the hope of a cure, either for themselves, or for people who are close to them. In the past, many people went on pilgrimages because they believed that making a special journey

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People today go to Lourdes on pilgrimage for many reasons one of them is to bathe in the water.

A01- Pilgrimage R.E Kieron Curran There are many places of pilgrimage but there are only a few main ones, which includes Lourdes. The story of how Lourdes came about is when a young girl called Bernadette went to the grotto and saw a woman in the grotto and told her to come back for fifteen more days and she told her to do several tasks like wash and dig in the mud until she reached a spring and water started to flow and go and tell the priest to build a chapel but nobody listened to her until she asked the lady in the grotto her name her name was Mary. "I am the immaculate conception" and she went to tell the priest what Mary said and he knew she was telling the truth and from the on people went to the grotto to pray. People today go to Lourdes on pilgrimage for many reasons one of them is to bathe in the water. The baths are a symbol of our baptism and we are also strengthening our faith, you walk along the bath and kiss the statue of Mary mother of Jesus, then you are fully immersed into the bath until you think you are cleansed, people also drink the water for the same reasons for cleansing and healing and pilgrims also bring back holy water for family and loved ones. Pilgrims also go to Lourdes to go to the chapel the chapel was built above or on top of the grotto it is called the basilica the Immaculate Conception. Pilgrims also go on processions two processions are

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