Tomb of the Virgin (Jehoshaphatova Valley)
Christian Shrine Tomb of the Virgin
Empress Elena (mother of Emperor Constantine the First) built a church in 326, which was able to survive unchanged until the XI century. It was of great importance, since it was erected directly above the tomb of the Virgin. After a while, on the site of the ruins left from the church, the temple of the daughter of Baldwin II Melisenda began to rise. There she was buried. The Sixth Ecumenical Council decided to open the tomb. As a result of the work done, funeral sheets and a belt were found.
The temple itself is located underground. From the entrance there is a wide staircase made of stone, which has 48 steps. The church is built in the shape of a cross. Inside the building is a small chapel and the tomb of the Virgin. Continue reading
In Tel Aviv, six free bus routes have been launched that operate on Shabbat – Jewish Saturday, when regular city transport does not go. The demand in the first weeks of operation turned out to be so great that the frequency of movement was immediately increased, according to the correspondent. Travel.ru.
The project is funded by the municipalities of Tel Aviv, Givatayim, Kiryat Ono and Ramat Hasharon. Six routes were laid by winding routes in these areas, each of which passes through the center of Tel Aviv. In total, 526 stops are served. The organizers of the scheme said they tried to get routes to beaches and entertainment venues, which are in great demand on Shabbat. In addition, routes avoid areas with a significant share of religious residents who do not approve of Saturday transportation. Continue reading
Land of Israel. The holy land is something exciting. Here are snow-capped mountain peaks, and hot tropical valleys, chocolate hills and bright, sparkling lakes. All this creates a unique atmosphere for religious ideas and the spiritual existence of man. But the main thing is that it was this land that produced and shaped the leading religious ideas and aspirations. It was here that the human person rose to the highest peaks of faith.
This land tells us about events that it has witnessed for centuries, and whose heritage determines our present and future and gives us the foundation of faith in the eternity and unwaveringness of our spirituality. Continue reading