See the Holy Land
September 7, 2012 1 Comment
Günther Simmermacher, who is the editor of The Southern Cross, kindly sent me a link to the site See the Holy Land. It caused me to have less sleep than I would have liked to have had last night… I simply got lost in looking at all the sites in the Holy Land, and thus make the recommendation that you too go have a look-see:
Welcome to Seetheholyland.net. We hope it will encourage you to go as a pilgrim to this place where three faiths believe God entered into a relationship with the human race.
For our purpose, the Holy Land encompasses the places in the Middle East that are mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. It includes Israel and the Palestinian Territories, western Jordan, the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and southern Syria.
Three points of explanation should be made:
• Seetheholyland.net looks at the sacred sites from a Christian perspective but with respect for the beliefs and traditions of all faiths. In the interests of modern Christian pilgrims, the focus is mainly on sites of the New Testament.
• We seek to be factual rather than pious. We aim to present well-researched articles written in a down-to-earth style that avoids the hype and — to coin a word — sanctimentality that descriptions of holy places sometimes employ.
• The development of this website has been prompted by a desire to inform and encourage pilgrims to the Holy Land, especially from the southern hemisphere, rather than by commercial interests. Travel agents who organise pilgrimages to the Holy Land are offered free listings, but without endorsement…
More here. Enjoy. And long for the next time to get to go to the Holy Land!