November 2015
Sebastia

Visit our projects

Why not including in your pilgrimage a visit to one of the  projects of ATS pro Terra Sancta?

Visit the our new website about VISITING THE HOLY LAND  to found out more!

Our visits to projects in a snapshot. Tours last from 1 to 4 hours.

  • SABASTIYA: the memory of John the Baptist

In Sabastiya (near Nablus) a model project has been in operation for several years, focusing not only on preserving the archaeological park – among the most interesting in Samaria – but also on encouraging the participation of the local community. You will visit the archaeological treasures of Sabastiya – including the tomb of John the Baptist that the tradition locates here; you will taste a wonderful,  typical Palestinian meal prepared by the women of the village; and you will the locals in charge of heritage restoration.

  • JERUSALEM: the homes and living stones in the Christian Quarter

A tour of the Christian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. While passing among the houses, terraces, roofs and workshops you will have the opportunity to understand the difficulties experienced by the Christians who live just a few steps from the Holy Sepulchre.

  • JERUSALEM: preserving the cultural heritage of the Custody of the Holy Land

An itinerary for deepening one’s understanding of the history of the Franciscan presence in this land through the rich heritage acquired over the centuries by the Custody of the Holy Land. You will be guided by young archaeologists of Franciscan friars in charge of the Custody’s collection.

  • BETHLEHEM: projects in support of the local community

In Bethlehem we support to the weakest elements of the population: children, young families and the elderly. We will take you to visit the Franciscan schools, the home for the elderly managed by the sisters of the Antonian Charitable Society, and the Catholic Action Center.

  • JERICHO: mosaic art in the oldest city in the world

A journey to discover the art of mosaic, between past and present. The route includes the visit of the Mosaic Center, a workshop run by  young local mosaicists; Hisham Palace, an Umayyad complex dating from the eighth century; and the Byzantine church of St. Andrew

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