Few places in the world have the cultural significance of Israel. This significance, both theological and historic, is tied to from the myriad biblical sites throughout the country—everything from the town in which Jesus performed his first miracle, to the tomb of King David.
And among even the most sacred sites, there are some which yet stand out, places of such timeless significance that visiting them is virtually mandatory. The ancient churches of Israel—the birthplace of Jesus—are just such places, and they are considered some of the holiest sites in the world. Christians from across the globe make pilgrimages to these churches so that they might touch sites of greatest importance to the faith they hold dear.
Visiting the great churches of Israel is an experience like no other, and that journey can help bring your faith to life by pairing geography and history with words found in scripture. Have a glimpse at a few of these great churches, and have a taste of what could be one of the most important journeys of your life.