Thursday 6 April 2017, 8pm
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered a holy city in the three major Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is a small but highly important place full of magnificent history. Over 100 times Jerusalem is mentioned in the New Testament. Jesus was taken there shortly after his birth. He taught there. The Last Supper took place there. Just outside the city walls is the site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is probably the most important Christian Pilgrimage site in the world. This illustrated talk will depict Jerusalem and its surroundings from a Christian viewpoint and will cover the places associated with the events of Holy Week, archaeologically and as they are today.
Following the talk there is tea/coffee available.
Chris Noonan is Chairman of the Saxum Project (Ireland) in the Holy Land, which involves the construction of a conference & retreat centre near Jerusalem. It aims to help pilgrims get the maximum spiritual benefit from their time there and also to foster dialogue and understanding between all. As well as some archaeological studies, Chris has visited the Holy Land a number of times.