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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Virtual pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Church of the Holy Sepulcher

New website offers people all over the world the opportunity to visit holy city through series of videos without having to leave home

Many people all over the world dream of visiting Jerusalem and its holy sites once day to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. While some manage to go on a pilgrimage to the city, many others never have the opportunity to do so.
A new website, Jerusalem Experience, is now offering the opportunity to visit Jerusalem and its holy sites without having to leave home through a series of videos – a godsend for millions of Christians all over the world who cannot afford the time or the expense of flying all the way to Jerusalem.
The founder of, Eran Frenkel, came up with the idea for his website while taking visitors to the Old City of Jerusalem during his tenure as VP of Marketing and Business Development at an aerospace company in Israel.
“You should have seen the look on their faces when they entered the Church of the Holy Sepulcher,” he says.
The videos on the site are organized not only according to major location but also according to theme, for example Christian feasts.
The site features many other videos that take each visitor on a private tour of Jerusalem and its famous holy sites, as well as of many other lesser known but equally fascinating sites in the Holy City.

Today we are going to walk along one of the most ancient spiritual walking routes for Christians -- the Via Dolorosa (Latin for "the Way of Grief") -- which is the path taken by Jesus in his final hours, also known as the Passion and the way of the Chross

We are now in front the church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus is believed to have been crucified.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest site in Christianity -- more so than the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome or the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. However, it is not particularly beautiful or impressive -- on the contrary. It has been marked by two thousand years of earthquakes and fires, deliberate destruction and natural wear and tear.

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