Holy Land

Not An Ordinary Gift Shop

2018-08-21T11:19:43-04:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Holy Land|Tags: , , , , |

What Makes The Gift Shop Special? The Holy Land Gift Shop is not your ordinary gift shop.  The unique and quality products sold there support a dual mission.  This mission consists not only of supporting the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, in Washington, D.C., but also their work in the Holy [...]

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Few pilgrims, no sales: Mideast situation dampens Bethlehem Christmas

2015-12-18T21:06:29-05:00 December 18th, 2015|Categories: Holy Land, Uncategorized|

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Though the Christmas tree was lit in Nativity Square in the traditional ceremony, and some traditional pre-Christmas parades have taken place, the Christmas spirit this year in Bethlehem has been dampened by the political situation which, since October, has taken the lives of almost 100 [...]

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What is Considered the Holy Land?

2015-11-19T21:38:33-05:00 November 19th, 2015|Categories: Holy Land, Uncategorized|

The Holy Land (Eretz HaKodesh in Hebrew) is the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. If you overlay it on a modern-day map, you will see that it stretches from Egypt to Syria, including Israel and Palestine, Western Jordan, the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Lebanon and Southern Syria. The Holy Land is considered [...]

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