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A visit to Acre during a Christian Holy Land trip is part of the Israeli experience. The city of Acre, most commonly known as Akko, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, dating back to the time of the Pharaoh Thutmose III. The city is at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay in the northern coastal plain region, and has traditionally been a focal point for commercial activity in it’s waterways due to the cities important location and access to sea.
The impressive monastery and holy land destination, located west of Jericho, can be reached by a narrow road that runs from Jericho along the route of Wadi Qelt, or in way of the Jericho-Jerusalem highway until you’ll see a sign for the monastery.
The Roman Catholic Church Ecce Homo Church meaning in Latin “Behold the man,” is located in the heart of the historic Old City of Jerusalem on the famous Via Dolorosa. Thousands of Christian pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land each year walk right beneath its arch, and not realize the remains from first-century Jerusalem. All Jerusalem renowned holy land sites are within easy walking distance and Ecce Homo itself is a location revered by Christians for its importance in the Passion of Jesus.
Mount Tabor located in lower Galilee and sitting at the eastern end of the Jazreel Valley is a holy land destination famous with Christians as the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Rising 1,843 feet high it is referred in the Scriptures as a symbol of majesty and greatness. Jeremiah 46:18-19 “one will come who is like Tabor among the mountains.”
Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus offers a spiritually rewarding experience to Christians traveling to the holy land. The Palestinian city located in the West Bank is home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, although the size of the community has dwindled due to emegration. The city also known as Beit Lahm, Beit Sahur, Bet Lehem, Betar, Beth-Lehem, and several other names as well as the “City of David” since the Hebrew Bible identifies it as the city David was from and where he was crowned as the king of Israel.
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.