Christian communities in the Holy Land

Christian communities in the Holy Land

As the scene of the momentous events of holy history (historia sacra), as described in the Christian holy writings, the Land of Israel is distinguished by its very rich Christian tradition. Numerous places were sanctified through historical religious memory and later by commemorative structures, memory and ritual, in their use as pilgrimage sites.

As the scene of the momentous events of holy history (historia sacra), as described in the Christian holy writings, the Land of Israel is distinguished by its very rich Christian tradition. Numerous places were sanctified through historical religious memory and later by commemorative structures, memory and ritual, in their use as pilgrimage sites.