Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage

by Stephen J. Binz
Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage

by Stephen J. Binz


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2021 Association of Catholic Publishers third place award in Scripture

2021 Catholic Media Association Award second place award in pilgrimages/Catholic travel

Biblical scholar and seasoned pilgrimage guide Stephen J. Binz offers an up-to-date handbook for experiencing the sites of the Holy Land as a disciple of Jesus. Whether contemplating future travel, on the road of pilgrimage, savoring memories of a past trip, or journeying in mind and heart from an armchair, readers will explore the nature of pilgrimage and encounter the places of the Holy Land from a biblical, historical, meditative, and prayerful perspective. This guide will enable Christians to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, confident that their pilgrimage will be both an educational journey and a transforming spiritual experience. 
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ISBN-13: 9780814665374
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 11/05/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 923,048
File size: 57 MB
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About the Author

Stephen J. Binz is a biblical scholar, award-winning author of many books on the Bible and pilgrimage, and a sought-after speaker, offering keynotes, seminars, and workshops at conferences and churches. He often leads pilgrimages to biblical sites and sacred places throughout the world. Stephen earned graduate degrees at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, with additional studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. For information about his publications, speaking topics, pilgrimages, and contact information, go to his website at www.Bridge-B.com.  

Stephen J. Binz is a biblical scholar, award-winning author, popular speaker, and pilgrimage guide. He studied Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and Jerusalem and has developed dozens of books and programs in biblical theology and spirituality. A number of his commentaries are the foundation for the following Little Rock Scripture Study offerings: Introduction to the Bible, Panorama of the Old Testament, Panorama of the New Testament, Exodus, and The Infancy Narratives of Jesus. He is also the author of Holy Land Pilgrimage (Liturgical Press). More information about Binz’s work may be found at Bridge-B.com.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

I The Way of Pilgrimage 1

1 Pilgrimage in Ancient Israel and the Life of Jesus 3

2 Christian Pilgrimage in the Early Church 5

3 The Christian People of the Holy Land 11

4 The Sacred Practice of Pilgrimage 16

5 Novena in Preparation for Travel 19

II Galilee 31

1 Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation 32

2 Nazareth, Church of St. Joseph 35

3 Nazareth, Mary of Nazareth International Center 37

4 Nazareth, Synagogue Church 41

5 Nazareth, Mount Precipice 43

6 Cana, Church of the Wedding Feast 46

7 Mount Carmel, Stella Maris 51

8 Caesarea Philippi 55

9 Mount Tabor, Basilica of the Transfiguration 59

III Around the Sea of Galilee 63

1 In a Boat on the Sea 64

2 Magdala 67

3 Mount of Beatitudes 72

4 Tabgha, Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes 75

5 Eremos Grotto 78

6 Tabgha, Church of the Primacy of St. Peter 81

7 Capernaum, Synagogue 85

8 Capernaum, House of Peter 87

9 Kursi 90

IV Samaria 94

1 Burqin, Church of the Ten Lepers 95

2 Shechem, Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal 97

3 Jacob's Well, Church of St. Photina 101

4 Samaria/Sebaste 105

5 Shiloh 109

V Judea 113

1 Ein Karem, Church of the Visitation 114

2 Ein Karem, Church of St. John the Baptist 117

3 Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity 121

4 Bethlehem, Milk Grotto 125

5 Beit Sahour, Shepherds' Fields 128

6 Hebron, Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs 131

7 Bethany, Church of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus 135

8 Bethany, Tomb of Lazarus 139

VI Judean Wilderness and Dead Sea 143

1 The Road Connecting Jerusalem and Jericho 144

2 Baptism Site on the Jordan River 148

3 Mount of Temptation 152

4 Jericho 156

5 Qumran 159

VII Jerusalem 165

1 The Center of Gods Saving Will 167

2 City of Beauty and Sorrow 169

3 The Hills, Valleys, Walls, and Gates of Jerusalem 173

4 Panorama of the City 178

VIII Mount of Olives 181

1 Bethphage, Sanctuary of the Palms 182

2 Chapel of the Ascension 185

3 Eleona (Church of Pater Noster) 187

4 Dominus Flevit 191

5 Basilica of the Agony 194

6 Tomb of the Virgin Mary 199

IX The City of David and Temple Mount 203

1 The Temple Mount 204

2 The Western Wall 209

3 Jerusalem Archaeological Park 212

4 Pool of Siloam 215

X Mount Zion 219

1 Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu 220

2 The Cenacle, Upper Room 224

3 Abbey of the Dormition 229

XI The Via Dolorosa 233

1 St. Stephen's Gate 234

2 Church of St. Anne 237

3 Bethesda Pools 241

4 Chapels of Flagellation and pondemnation 245

5 Way of the Cross 248

6 Church of the Holy Sepulcher 261

XII Outward on the Church's Mission 270

1 Emmaus 271

2 Abu Ghosh, Our Lady of the Ark of the Covenant Church 274

3 Joppa 278

4 Caesarea Maritima 282

XIII Returning Home 287

1 The Double Call to Holiness and Mission 288

2 Armchair Pilgrimages 291

Index of Places 299

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