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Christmas in Bethlehem
Tag - easter
This is the most important festival of the Christian year, as it is when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
Christians gather together on Easter Sunday for a Sunrise Service. This service takes place on a hill side so everyone can see the sun rise.
Some Christians take part in an Easter vigil, lighting a new fire outside the church early on Sunday morning. The Paschal candle, decorated with studs to celebrate Christ's wounds, may be lit from the fire and carried into the church where it is used to light the candles of the worshippers. The Easter Eucharist is a particularly joyful service. It is a popular time for baptisms and renewal of baptism vows.
Some churches have an Easter Garden. A stone is placed across the mouth of a tomb before Easter, then rolled away on Easter morning.
Travelujah is offering a special night tour of the ancient streets of the Christian Quarter and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jewish Quarter and more on April 26 at 7 pm. Participants will get an inside look at the Christian community of the Old City including, among other sites, a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at night. Participants will also get a ‘behind the scenes' look at the new Wujoud Museum situated in the Christian Quarter within a historic 650 year old building owned by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, and overlooking one of the Old City's dry pools, Hezekiahs pool. Founder Nora Kort will provide a tour of the museum as well as a lecture on the Christian community of the Holy Land.
Register in advance at email@example.com Cost 100 shekel.