20 Sep List of the Top 5 Christian Holy Sites in the World
Since the Birth of Jesus took place in Bethlehem and he lived in Judea, most of the significant Christian sites are in and around the places of Israel. The below are the most important biblical sites and talk about the enchanting serenity of Christianity and the holistic view of its history. Christianity, as a religion has to go through a lot of persecution to reach the place where it is today, and these places convey the same to all its visitors. More than scenic beauty this places instill devotion and restores your faith in Christianity.
Top 5 must-see Christian Holy Sites:
The Western Wall:
The Western Wall is also called as the ‘Wall of Weeping.’ There are not any strong biblical reasons to visit this place. However, a large number of people visit this place every year. It is one among the oldest Jewish temples that still stand the test of time. The Western Wall is considered as one of the holiest places in Jerusalem and place write their deepest desires and worries in a piece of paper and place it in-between the gaps of the wall as an act of faith that God will listen to their prayers and lamentations.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre:
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest of all places in the list. This is one place that people will never fail to visit as far the pilgrimage visit to Jerusalem is concerned. What so special about this church? The church contains within itself Mount Calvary, the place where Jesus was crucified and also his place of burial and resurrection. No matter at what time of the day you visit the church, there are always priests who can listen to your worries and offer you the sacrament of reconciliation.
The Jordan River:
The Jordan River has been a significant landmark since the days of Old Testament. The miracles of the great commander Naaman, Old Testament incidents that took place in under the leadership of Joshua, miracles of the great prophet Elijah and Elisha all took place near the same river. The importance of this river reached the crescendo when Jesus was baptized here by John the Baptist and felt God’s presence and his voice. The river is well-preserved even today, and the visitors are allowed to bathe in there and feel the presence of God.
Rachael’s tomb – Bethlehem:
Rachael’s tomb marks as a place great reverence for the Jewish people. Rachael died here giving birth to Benjamin, one among the twelve sons of Jacob. Rachael is considered as the guardian of Jerusalem and was respected and revered by the Jews. So this place is considered holy by people who follow the Jewish tradition.
Church of Nativity – Bethlehem:
The Church of Nativity is one place which one can never forget in the process of visiting Bethlehem. This is considered as one of the best places to celebrate Christmas, and you are just celebrating Jesus’s birthday in his birthplace. It is the world’s most important Christian site. The birthplace that is the stable in which Jesus was laid is beneath the grotto of the Church. Would you not want to kneel there at least once?