Bethany is situated on the main road in the out-skirts of Jerusalem, which in the days of Jesus was a thriving city. According to Christian teachings, this is the same village mentioned in the New Testament as the site where Jesus stayed during his visits to Jerusalem. Some residents of Bethany even became Jesus followers, and the poor residents of the village is said happy received Jesus.
At the foot of Mount of Olives in Jerusalem you’ll find the Crusader church marked to be the Tomb of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. The cave church provides a wonderful atmosphere for deep spirituality during your Holy Land Jerusalem trip, with it’s carved out tomb in the church center and adorned with beautiful hanging lamps.
Named for “Our Father” prayer (Pater Noster), the Church of the Pater Noster also known as the Sanctuary of the Eleona stands on the traditional site in the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:2-4). This partially reconstructed Roman Catholic Church stands today in land formally belonging to France, which makes for an interesting Holy Land trip story.
One of the highlights during our Christian tours to Israel is visiting the Western Wall, the remaining wall of the Second Temple, where Boy Jesus is found in the Temple court after three days of being lost (Luke 2:41-52), and where later Jesus Cleanses the Temple (Matthew 21:12-17) overturning tables during a pilgrimage by Jesus and his disciples to the holy city of Jerusalem, and it is the Temple that Jesus uses his body to compare to foretelling the high Jewish council he will be raised after being destroyed after three days (John 2:19).
The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is an alternate location of prayer and reflection, believed by some to be a possible location of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Here you can also see a rock formation that perhaps is the one mentioned in the bible as Golgotha or also known as "Calvary."