Terra Mystica GOLGATHA Israel
How would Jesus be treated today? Would the same terrible words be used, "Crucify him!", shouted by an angry crowd. Ancient Christian texts record that the high priests demanded liberty for Barabas and death for Jesus. It is believed that Pontius Pilat asked the people which man should be spared and the crowd shouted, “Barabas!” When Pilat asked what he should do with Jesus they exclaimed, “Crucify Him!”
The Cross soon became the symbol of a religious belief that now stretches across the world and symbolises the sacrifice made by Jesus for his fellow man and also the relationship that exists between Heaven and Earth.
Located northeast of Jerusalem’s Temple Mountain, Mount of Olive, played an important role in the life of Jesus. It was from there that He traveled into the city and at the foot of the mountain, in the garden of Gethsemane, was taken prisoner.
The belief in Christ’s Resurrection is an essential element in Christianity that is celebrated each year at Easter time. Golgatha Hill in Jerusalem has become a symbol of Christ’s death and for Christians all over the world, the word Golgatha means not only the place of execution of their Saviour but it is also a pilgrimage destination and a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice.