I went on a pilgrim trip to Israel, which was organized by the Andcross Spiritual and Ecclesiastic Orthodox center https://www.andcross.ee. Larisa
I went on a pilgrim trip to Israel, which was organized by the Andcross Spiritual and Ecclesiastic Orthodox center https://www.andcross.ee
We visited the most important Christian shrines in the cities of Jerusalem, Galilee, Bethlehem, and Jericho, were on Mount Tabor, in monasteries located in the desert, saw the Jordan River, and many other places. It was a highly crowded spiritual trip.
Praying at the thousand-year-old relics, I rethought my attitude toward faith in many ways. Although I’ve always considered myself religious, since early youth. But my faith in the Lord became different there – clearer and more meaningful, it strengthened and multiplied. It was there that I not only understood but felt that Christianity is the whole world and for all time. It was, is, and will be. And people are drawn to the Holy Land from all over the world. You don’t realize this when you are in your city and go to the nearest church. It was a completely different level of feelings for me.
My special thanks to the people I shared this trip with: fellow travelers, employees of Andcross, and local clergymen. Everyone who welcomed, met, saw us off, fed, accommodated, showed us the sites, and told us stories. They are all very kind people. I want to thank all of them!
The trip made everyone better and our souls purer.