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Celebrating Easter in the Holy Land

As Christians the world over prepare to celebrate Easter this coming Sunday, their thoughts turn to Israel, where the history-making events unfolded and where pilgrims still travel to experience the sacred sites.There is nothing like experiencing Holy Week in Jerusalem. Celebrating the greatest events of salvation history and of Jesus' life at the very sites where they occurred is a moving and unforgettable experience of faith for all believers.On Easter and the preceding Holy Week, Jerusalem fills with pilgrims from all over the world. For Orthodox and Catholic Christians, celebrations focus on the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where six historic denominations have marked the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus since the fourth century.On Palm Sunday (March 29), over 1,000 Catholic and Protestant pilgrims come streaming down the Mount of Olives singing hymns and bearing palm fronds, reenacting Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. A procession takes place in the afternoon, beginning at the Bethpage Church on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives and descending into Gethsemane and ending in the Old City at the Church of St. Anne's.


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More than 60 Fellowship supporters join Rabbi Eckstein and Fellowship staff on a tour of Israel, which includes visits to project areas and biblical and historic sites in the Holy Land.

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