The book that captures the drama of Christ’s final days on earth

A classic work, published in 1930, helps to fill in the gaps left by the Gospels It is Holy Week, thus hard to engage with literature that is not specifically concerned with the great events of our salvation. What Jesus Saw from the Cross, by A G Sertillanges (Sophia Press) provides the answer: written by… Continue reading The book that captures the drama of Christ’s final days on earth

Physical evidence of Jesus' life revealed

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) offered a glimpse of nails used in crucifixions in and around Jerusalem and Galilee during the first century C.E. AFP reported the IAA opened its storerooms to reveal recent archaeological discoveries. The artifacts each hold significance of Christ’s time and his life. There were nails used in crucifixions, jewelry, ossuaries… Continue reading Physical evidence of Jesus' life revealed

Jesus’s tomb exposed for the first time in centuries

A team of fifty experts working at the site as part of restoration project The marble slab on which it is believed Jesus lay after his crucifixion is being studied as part of a $4m restoration project at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. According to the National Geographic, a partner in the… Continue reading Jesus’s tomb exposed for the first time in centuries

3600 Christians and Jews slaughtered – Evidence of an invasion discovered in Jerusalem

When money was stolen from Jewish temples and over 3,600 citizens in Jerusalem were killed, the First Jewish Revolt began. Gessius Florus, a Roman procurator, ruled Judea and decided to steal from the Jewish temple and slaughter citizens. The Jewish Revolt occurred near the Dead Sea, where the Romans had built an impressive fortress. Zealots… Continue reading 3600 Christians and Jews slaughtered – Evidence of an invasion discovered in Jerusalem

Christians express deep concern over Israeli restrictions and policies during Easter celebrations

Christians have expressed deep concern over Israeli restrictions and policies during Religious celebrations that have been in effect for the past 6 years. The Easter celebrations have been marked with clashes between local Christians and Israeli troops, who regularly prevent worshipers from accessing the religious sites. Every year Christians try to spiritually connect Bethlehem, the… Continue reading Christians express deep concern over Israeli restrictions and policies during Easter celebrations

Catholic Bishops to visit vulnerable Syrian Refugees in the Holy Land

Catholic Bishops from across Europe and America have undertaken a pastoral duty to visit refugees from the Syria conflict currently residing in Jordan as part of the 13th meeting of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church of the Holy Land and the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land. The Bishops… Continue reading Catholic Bishops to visit vulnerable Syrian Refugees in the Holy Land

As violence takes over Jerusalem again, a bishop says: we need the Lord’s help

Bishop Shomali says it is painful to see violence return to Jerusalem Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali, Latin Patriarchate chancellor, has said it is painful to watch violence take over Jerusalem once again – especially along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus suffered in order to dissuade the use of violence. This violence goes against Jerusalem’s vocation… Continue reading As violence takes over Jerusalem again, a bishop says: we need the Lord’s help