Violența asupra creștinilor, pe punctul de a atinge o formă de genocid

Creștinismul – pe cale de dispariție în unele zone persecutati de ISIS. Photo credit - Yahoo.com

Creștinismul – pe cale de dispariție în unele zone persecutati de ISIS. Photo credit – Yahoo.com

„În timp ce anul 2014 a intrat în istorie ca anul în care persecuția creștinilor a cunoscut, global, cel mai ridicat nivel din era modernă, situația actuală sugerează că ceea ce este mai rău abia urmează” – Open Doors.

Potrivit unui alt raport din 2014 despre libertatea religioasă în lume, întocmit de data aceasta de ACN, condițiile s-au deteriorat în 55 de țări și semnificativ în 6 țări: Irak, Libia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan și Siria. Așa cum se poate vedea din acest raport și din lista OD, extremismul islamic este principala sursă de persecuție în 40-50 de țări.

Numărul creștinilor afectați de violență, ostilitate și intoleranță a ajuns la 100 de milioane, potrivit Christian Charity Report, citat de Christian Post. Aceasta face din creștinism cea mai persecutată religie din lume. Rapoartele privind intensitatea persecuțiilor sunt îngrijorătoare, potrivit OD: 322 de creștini sunt omorâți în fiecare lună, 214 biserici și proprietăți creștine sunt distruse și 722 de forme de violență sunt comise împotriva creștinilor. Formele de persecuție sunt diverse, de la riscul de a fi închis, la tortură, viol și până la ucidere.

Creștinismul – pe cale de dispariție în unele zone

Un articol publicat în luna iulie de The New York Times lua în discuție chiar un posibil sfârșit al creștinismului în Orientul Apropiat. Situația este alarmantă în acea zonă, iar jurnaliștii le întrevăd un viitor sumbru creștinilor de aici.

CITESTE mai mult la Revista Semnele Timpului aici:

Linkuri citate (in Limba Engleza)-

http://www.opendoorsusa.org/newsroom/tag-news-post/persecution-of-christians-reaches-historic-levels-conditions-suggest-worst-is-yet-to-come/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/magazine/is-this-the-end-of-christianity-in-the-middle-east.html?_r=0

http://www.christianpost.com/news/over-100-million-christians-are-being-persecuted-for-their-faith-in-jesus-christ-says-christian-charity-report-142144/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/15/christianity-risk-extinction-persecution-minority-warsi

 

Reclame

Adevarul – Stratfor: provocarea geografică a României în două minute plus pericolul din est (şi Basarabia)

Photo credit Adevarul

De ce a apărut clipul Stratfor despre provocările geografice ale României? Fără a fi imbatabile, analizele agenţiei Stratfor reflectă o imagine cât se poate de realistă a evenimentelor din Europa. Nu este vorba de anti-rusism în aceste analize, evenimentele sunt cântărite în funcţie de interese şi factori obiectivi – economici, militari, ideologici, totul dintr-o perspectivă realistă. Până acum România a fost o ancoră, un element de stabilitate în regiune – iar îngrijorările Bucureştiului şi provocările cu care se confruntă nu pot fi ignorate dacă se doreşte menţinerea acestei stabilităţi.

Clipul Stratfor se adresează unei audienţe globale, oameni care nu au auzit de România află în două minute unde este această ţară, ce istorie a avut şi care îi sunt interesele actuale de securitate în condiţiile crizei din Ucraina. Merită văzute şi restul clipurilor Stratfor care prezintă provocările geografice ale celorlalte state implicate în actuala criză din estul Europei.

Vezi clipul si Citeste mai mult aici: adev.ro/nncppc

Foto interactiva: Anexarea celor 50 de state Americane – Photo gif – Formation of the 50 United States

map Photo formation-united-states-animation

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Predicţii demografice pentru anul 2050: musulmanii vor fi la fel de numeroşi precum creştinii

Viitorul religiilor lumii. Predicţii demografice pentru anul 2050 Răspândirea religiilor lumii şi numărul de credincioşi al fiecăreia dintre aceste credinţe vor cunoaşte schimbări semnificative în următorii 35 de ani arată un studiu realizat de Centrul american de cercetare Pew Research. Printre concluziile cercetării celor de la Pew Research regăsim explicaţia că musulmanii vor fi aproape la fel de numeroşi precum creştinii până în anul 2050.

Totuşi, creştinii vor fi şi în 2050 cel mai numeros grup religios din lume, 31,4% din populaţia lumii, iar musulmanii vor reprezenta 29,7% faţă de 23,2% în 2010. În Europa, populaţia de religie musulmană va ajunge la 10% din cea totală, iar numărul ateiştilor, agnosticilor sau cei neafiliaţi unei anumite confesiuni va fi în continuă creştere.Citeste mai mult: adev.ro/nm79iw

Traducere din articolul de mai jos (din engleza):

Predicţii demografice pentru anul 2050: musulmanii vor fi la fel de numeroşi ca si creştinii
~~~In anul 2050, numarul crestinilor va scade de la peste 75% din populatia lumii, la doar 66%.
~~~Islamul va depasi iudaismul, devenind a doua religie ca popularitate din lume.
~~~India va avea cei mai multi musulmani, dupa Indonezia.
~~~Patru din zece crestini vor fi locuitori in Africa Subsahariana (tarile din sudul desertului Sahara).

Photo credit cnsnews.com

ENGLISH

World’s Muslim Population Will Surpass Christians This Century, Pew Says Article from http://www.npr.org/ Islam is growing more rapidly than any other religion in the world, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center that says the religion will nearly equal Christianity by 2050 before eclipsing it around 2070, if current trends continue. „The main reason Muslims are growing not only in number but in share worldwide is because of where they live,” Alan Cooperman, Pew’s director of religion research, tells NPR’s Tom Gjelten. „Muslim populations are concentrated in some of the fastest-growing parts of the world.” The finding is part of the center’s report on the future of the world’s religions. You can see the full report at the Pew site, which has also published an interactive tool to help readers drill down by geography and religion. „As of 2010, Christianity was by far the world’s largest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth,” the Pew report says. „Islam was second, with 1.6 billion adherents, or 23 percent of the global population.” Those numbers are predicted to shift in the coming decades, as the world’s population rises to 9.3 billion by the middle of this century. In that time, Pew projects, Islam will grow by 73 percent while Christianity will grow by 35 percent — resulting in 2.8 billion Muslims and 2.9 billion Christians worldwide. The report says that by 2050:

  • In the U.S., Christianity will decline to claim two-thirds of the population, instead of the more than three-quarters who claimed the religion in 2010.
  • Islam will supplant Judaism as the second-most popular religion in the U.S.
  • India will displace Indonesia as the home of the world’s largest Muslim population, even as the country retains its Hindu majority.
  • In addition, Pew says, „Four out of every 10 Christians in the world will live in sub-Saharan Africa.”

In addition to presenting raw numbers and projections, the Pew report looks at the demographic trends that are fueling the changes. One factor is the wide range of fertility rates, with only Christians and Muslims currently higher than the world average fertility rate of 2.5.

Total Fertility Rate by Religion, 2010-2015

Buddhists are seen having the lowest fertility rate — part of the reason why Buddhism is projected to be the world’s only major religion that’s projected not to grow over the next four decades. While the growth of Islam is tied to fast-growing populations, Pew says, another group will be shrinking: those who are atheist, agnostic or unaffiliated with a religion. That group will decline globally, the center’s reports says, despite „increasing in countries such as the United States and France.”

Countries That Will No Longer Have a Christian Majority in 2050

Urmareste videos de la Calea Crucii pe Via Dolorosa, cu Google Maps – Videos for Via Dolorosa Stations of the Cross

Vedere aeriana Calea Crucii, Via Dolorosa. Photo credit

Vedere aeriana Calea Crucii, Via Dolorosa. Photo credit www.sacred-destinations.com

In partea stanga sus este un icon cu 3 puncte si 3 linii, fa click si deschide lista cu fiecare punct din hart de pe Calea Crucii, locurile istorice prin care a trecut Domnul Isus, cu crucea in spate, in drum spre dealul Golgota unde a fost rastignit.

Sau fa click pe balonasele mici si se deschide cate un geam cu video de la diferitele puncte de pe Calea crucii.

Fa Refresh [control + r] daca vrei inapoi la original.

Ca sa muti harta, [cateodata ecranul de video nu apare complet, cand faci click pe vreun punct] pune mousul peste locul respectiv, fa click si tine clikul apasat si misca la locul dorit.

English instructions:

Click on icon in upper left corner, which opens up a list of links from Jesus walk on the Via Dolorosa with the cross.

Or, you can click on the different balloons to open up a video of that point of what are called the Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa.

Refresh page if map gets out of control 🙂

To move the map around, and sometimes you need to do this in order for the videos that pop up to be in full view, click on some space on map, and hold down button and drag map around as desired.

Via Dolorosa

Peste 200 De Grupari Care Afiseaza In Mod Deschis Un Spirit Anticrist Impotriva Credintei Crestine

Bigotry map

Fa click pe photo pentru harta interactiva –

Traducere Blogul Agnus Dei – Charisma http://www.charismanews.com/us/48457-over-200-groups-that-openly-display-an-antichrist-spirit

Asociatia Americana a Familiilor (AAF) a identificat peste 200 de grupari si organizatii care afiseaza in mod deschis bigotism indreptat inspre credinta crestina si educa pe americani, despre aceste grupuri, printr-o harta online.

Site-ul  afa.net/bigotrymap include o harta interactiva care identifica gruparile a caror actiuni sunt extrem de intolerante religiei crestine. Actiunile lor, de exemplu, au sprijinit eforturi de a reduce pe crestini la tacere si de a elimina toate afisarile publice a patrimoniului  si credintei crestine din America.

,,O practica comuna a acestor grupuri este amenitarea scolilor natiunii noastre, oraselor si statelor,” a spus presedintele lui AAF, Tim Wildmon. „Amenintand cu datul in judecata, ei impun ca rugaciunile sa fie scoase din scoli si din sedintele consiliilor locale si monumentele cu cele zece porunci sa fie inlaturate din casele de tribunale si crucile memoriale sa fie curatate din cimitire si parcuri.”

,,Din cauza bigotismului anti crestinesc,” a continuat el, „proprietarii afacerilor private au fost dati in judecata si fortati sa-si inchida afacerile. Familiile si afacerile private care isi exprima vederea crestina in problemele sociale, se confrunta cu retorsiuni vicioase din partea zelotilor anticrestini si este timpul sa-i expunem pentru intoleranta lor.”

AAF a adaugat de asemenea o „Actiune de Alerta” – Action Alert trimitand-o celor peste un milion de prieteni si sustinatori in care se arata ca unii dintre membri acestor grupuri au comis crime violente impotriva crestinilor si grupurilor crestine. Atacuri fizice si profane verbale impotriva crestinilor, sunt de asemenea metode adeseori exercitate fiind folosite ca metode infuriate de intimidare.

Pentru a putea vedea aceste grupuri anti crestine pe state, vizitati  afa.net/bigotrymap. AAF distribuie de asemenea email saptamanal, pentru a alerta pe crestini asupra celor mai mari intamplari de bigotism de pe intreg cuprinsul tarii si modul in care se pot lua masuri impotriva lor. Inregistrati-va pentru primirea acestor alerte la afa.net/resources/email-newsletter-signup.

 

 

 

 

 

Evoluarea grupului Boko Haram in Nigeria – Harta – Maps of Boko Haram Activity Shows Group’s Evolution

Punctele verzi reprezinta orase si sate care au fost atacate de teroristii islamici Boko Haram, care nu numai ca sunt impotriva si le doresc moartea credinciosilor crestini, dar si a tuturor fetelor care doresc o educatie, oricat de rudimentara ar fi ea.

Hartile reprezinta miscarile Boko Haram in anii 2010, 2011, 2012 si 2014 si cel mai recent, se vede o activitate terorista sporita in partea de nord-estul tarii. In partile gri, nu este raportata vreo actiune terorista de Boko Haram. Partile verzi care sunt fara puncte reprezinta prezenta grupului Boko Haram, dar pana in prezent, nici un atac raportat impotriva poporului.

Fa click pe poza ca sa intri la o poza marita.

ENGLISH

Pentru traducere automata, fa click aici – Romanian

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today released new graphics showing the evolution of Boko Haram’s operational environment since its re-emergence in 2010.

The 2013 map shows the initial contraction in the group’s operational reach following President Goodluck Jonathan’s announced state of emergency and targeted military campaign in May. The campaign spanned across the three north-eastern states where the Islamist militant group is primarily based.

“However, any claims of military success against the group have been overshadowed by the more intense frequency and scale of Boko Haram attacks in Borno and Yobe States over the past year as well as recent improvised explosive attacks targeting the outskirts of the federal capital Abuja,” Natznet Tesfay, head of Africa analysis at IHS Country Risk said.

The sequence of maps, created by the IHS Country Risk Indicators and Analytics team, shows the frequency of Boko Haram activity (attacks, arrests or weapons finds) by state and its changing distribution over time.

The maps also highlight the areas most affected by Boko Haram’s counter-offensive, which includes border regions of neighbouring Niger and Cameroon where armed forces are supporting Nigerian counterparts in joint border patrols.

Read more at the Source –  http://www.businesswire.com

The World Divided into Seven Regions (by 1 billion people regions) and The 10 most populous countries

What would it look like if the world was divided into Seven Regions, each with a population of one billion. Source: Reddit user – delugetheory –

Photo credit https://pbs.twimg.com

1 billion people =

  1. Green – Greenland + North America + South America + Australia + New Zealand
  2. Blue – Africa
  3. Olive Green – Part of Middle East + Europe
  4. Purple – Russia + Big Part of China
  5. Orange – India + Nepal, Bhutan, Burma
  6. Red – Part of China + North Korea + South Korea + Japan
  7. Blue – Part of China + Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia + Part of Oceania

Source Amazing Maps on Twitter.

The 10 most populous countries

Here is another map from the same Source: Reddit user – delugetheory –

Photo credit Reddit user – delugetheory

Here are the stats used in the above map, from http://www.internetworldstats.com

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View Jesus’ path in events from Passion week with Google maps

Jesus's Passion week google mapsFor easy access to this page year round, you will always find it on the right sidebar of the blog when you click on the picture immediately to the right-

This post contains Biblical material on each day of the week, beginning with Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, featuring each day’s events as written in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It features all of the content (articles) which will also be posted daily in correspondence with the day of the week each event took place in the Bible for the Passion Week. This is material I have gathered in the last few years that comments on the blessed events of Passion Week, and I pray that you will be blessed reading and meditating on the facts that took place in the most important week in the course of human history!!! As you read it, may the desire in your heart burn to know Christ better and to love Him more!!!

Displaying content from www.esv.org, Crossway,Craig Blomberg,ESV,Justin Taylor.

Click on the red balloons to open description of day and event for that day.  You can also scroll in closer using the + key and scroll to East, West, North and South using the arrows.

If you want to move around on the map-click and hold mouse key down and drag in the direction you want to go.
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Passion Week

C. Monday- Cleansing the Temple (click for story)

On the way back to Jerusalem Jesus curses the fig tree.

When he arrives in Jerusalem, he cleanses the temple (though it’s debated, this is likely the area of the Royal Stoa, described by Josephus in Antiquitites 15.411–415, which ran the length of the southern wall of the Temple Mount).

Jesus then did miracles in the temple and received challenges from the Jewish leaders and astonishment from the crowd.

In the evening Jesus and the twelve return to Bethany.

D. Tuesday: Olivet discourse   (click here for story)

On the way back to Jerusalem in the morning the disciples see the withered fig tree.

In Jerusalem there are more temple controversies, and then Jesus delivers the Olivet Discourse on the return back to Bethany.

F. Thursday: The Last Supper (click for story here)

On Thursday evening in an upper room in Jerusalem, Jesus and his 12 disciples eat the Passover meal. They likely reclined on couches arranged in a square-shaped U, with Judas on Jesus’ left and John on his right. With four cups of wine, a part of Ex. 6:6–7a would have been recited, along with singing from Psalms 113–118.

Jesus institutes the Last Supper and indicates that Judas will betray him. Jesus washes his disciples’ feet during their time together and delivers the upper room discourse, which includes teaching them how to pray. Jesus predicts but Peter denies that he will deny Jesus.

They sing a hymn and head for the Mount of Olives.

G. Thursday: Ghetsemane

While in the Garden of Gethsemane (on the western slopes of Olivet, northeast of the temple across the Kidron Valley), the disciples sleep as Jesus prays in anguished submission to his Father about drinking the cup of his wrath.

Perhaps after midnight (hence early Friday morning), Jesus is betrayed by Judas with a kiss, and arrested by a band of soldiers, their captain, and the officers of the Jews. With his sword, Peter cuts off the ear of Malchus (servant of the high priest), but Jesus heals his ear. The disciples flee.

H.Friday: Jesus before Anas and Caiaphas, Peter denies Jesus (click for story here)

Jesus is taken for an informal hearing before Annas. (Annas served as high priest from A.D. 6–15; his son-in-law, Caiaphas, was high priest from A.D. 18–37.) Archaeologists have uncovered what would have been a two-level, 6,500 square foot mansion in the Upper City, which may have been Annas’ residence and may be the site of this initial hearing. The apostle John is able to enter the court with Jesus; Peter stays outside.

Annas binds Jesus and sends him to stand before Caiaphas and some members of the Sanhedrin Council, where he is mocked and beaten. They render him guilty of blasphemy. Then the Jewish portion of his trial concludes with Jesus bound before the full Sanhedrin, perhaps after or through sunrise.

I. Friday: Jesus before Pilate

Jesus’ Roman trial begins as he is delivered over to stand before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of the province Iudaea from A.D. 26–36. Pilate normally resided in Caesarea Maritima, but was in Jerusalem for the Passover. During his stays in Jerusalem, he would reside in “Herod’s Palace,” which had been the Jerusalem home of Herod the Great from 24–4 B.C.

J. Friday: Jesus before Herod

Upon learning that Jesus was a Galilean (and hence under the jurisdiction of Herod Antipas [“Herod the Tetrarch”]), Pilate sent Jesus to stand before Herod, who lived in the Hasmonean Palace during his reign from 4 B.C.–A.D. 39. Herod questioned Jesus, and the chief priests and scribes accused him, but Jesus did not answer. They therefore responded with contempt and mockery, arraying him in splendid clothing and returning him to Pilate.

K. Friday: Jesus before Pilate, flogged

The Praetorium, a raised stone pavement used for official judgments, stood outside Herod’s Palace and was the site of Jesus’ condemnation under Pilate. The crowd urged Pilate to crucify Jesus and to free the insurrectionist/terrorist Barabbas instead.

Jesus is flogged by a metal-tipped rope that caused gaping wounds in the flesh and the muscles. (For medical details on the physical sufferings of Jesus, see this 1986 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association [PDF].) Jesus was then stripped and mockingly dressed in a scarlet robe and made to wear a crown of thorns and given a reed as a scepter (with which they hit him on the head). They then stripped the robe and put his clothes back on him.

L. Friday: Simon of Cyrene caries Jesus’ cross

Probably passing through the Gennath (Garden) Gate, Jesus is unable to carry the cross, and Simon from Cyrene is recruited to carry it for him.

M. Friday: Jesus crucified

Jesus is led to the hill of Golgotha overlooking a quarry (most likely at the present-day site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre).

There, between approximately 9AM and 3PM, Jesus is crucified between two insurrectionists. He was offered (but refused to drink) wine mixed with gall. His clothes were divided among the soldiers by lot. He was mocked by the insurrectionists being crucified on either side of him, by Pilate’s sign above his head (identifying him as “King of the Jews”), by those passing by, and by the Jewish rulers.

From noon until 3 pm there was darkness over the land.

His last seven words were: (1) Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (2) [To one of the insurrectionists] Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise. (3) [To the beloved disciple (John) concerning Mary] Behold, your mother! (4) “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (5) I thirst. (6) It is finished. (7) Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!

As Jesus died, an earthquake opened up tombs causing the dead to raise to life. A centurion filled with awe exclaimed that Jesus truly was the innocent Son of God.

To ensure death, the legs of the two insurrectionists were broken, but a soldier instead pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, pouring forth blood and water.

N. Friday: Tearing of the Temple curtain

As Jesus died, the massive curtain in Herod’s Temple, separating the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place (where the priest could enter only once a year on the Day of Atonement) was torn in two. An earthquake opened up tombs causing the dead to raise to life. At Golgotha, a centurion filled with awe exclaimed that Jesus truly was the innocent Son of God.

O. Friday: Jesus buried

Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy member of the Sanhedrin and a secret disciple of Jesus, requested and received permission from Pilate to have the body. Joseph and Nicodemus wrapped Jesus’ body in a clean linen shroud along with 75 pounds of myrrh and aloe. That evening they buried Jesus in Joseph’s newly hewn, unused rock tomb located in a garden near Golgotha. They rolled a massive stone over the entrance.

P. Saturday: Pilate orders tomb sealed

On the Sabbath, at the suggestion of the chief priests and the Pharisees, Pilate orders the tomb sealed and a guard to stand watch over the tomb until Sunday.

Q. Jesus’ resurrection (click for stories here)

(The following is based on a helpful harmonization by Craig Blomberg, Jesus and the Gospels, pp. 354–355.)

Near dawn on Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome head to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body with spices, with Mary Magdalene perhaps arriving first. They encounter two angels dressed in dazzling white, one of whom announces Jesus’ resurrection. Fearful and joyful, they are silent but then decide to report back to the other disciples; Mary Magdalene may have run ahead, telling Peter and John before the other women get there.

Jesus meets the other women heading back to the disciples and encourages them to tell them the others and to remind them that he’ll meet them in Galilee. Meanwhile Peter and John arrive at the tomb, discovering it to be empty. After they leave, Mary Magdalene returns to the tomb, seeing the angels and then Jesus (whom she thinks at first is a gardener).

That afternoon Jesus appears to Cleopas and another man on the road to Emmaus, and then (separately) to Peter. On Sunday evening Jesus appears to the 10 disciples (minus Judas and Thomas) behind locked doors in Jerusalem.

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4 minute prin Tara Sfinta

Desi nu veneram obiecte sau locuri, totusi un fior te cuprinde cind vezi pamintul unde a calcat fiul lui Dumnezeu pe pamint si a locuit printre oameni. Tara sfinta este fascinanta din acest motiv.
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Chuck Missler – Roots of War Profiling in the Middle East

Middle East

As diligent Bible students, most of us are familiar with the emergence of the empires that were profiled in Daniel 2 and Daniel 7; the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman empires. However, many of us are probably a little hazy about the tide of events subsequent to that period.Find out what is really going on in the Middle East.In this comprehensive overview of India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Israel, Chuck covers the background of each country as well as their military strengths, political agendas, historical roots, religious affiliations and what role they each play in Bible prophecy. Uploaded by maksimu. You will need to set aside time to watch this video, as it is 3 hours long.

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Ierusalimul – vedere aeriana / Jerusalem – an unprecedented aerial shot

(via) jerusalemgiantscreen.com Jerusalem | An Arcane/Cosmic Picture Film

o panorama spectaculoasa filmata din avion…

After a year of research and preparation, the giant screen film JERUSALEM advanced into production with an unprecedented aerial shoot throughout Israel and the West Bank. Scheduled for worldwide release in 2013, the film will take audiences on a spectacular tour of the Holy Land and the city once believed to lie at the centre of the world.

View Jesus’ path in events from Passion week with Google maps

For easy access to this page year round, you will always find it on the right sidebar of the blog when you click on the picture immediately below-

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.26.05 PMThis post contains Biblical material on each day of the week, beginning with Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, featuring each day’s events as written in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It features all of the content (articles) which will also be posted daily in correspondence with the day of the week each event took place in the Bible for the Passion Week. This is material I have gathered in the last few years that comments on the blessed events of Passion Week, and I pray that you will be blessed reading and meditating on the facts that took place in the most important week in the course of human history!!! As you read it, may the desire in your heart burn to know Christ better and to love Him more!!!
Displaying content from www.esv.org, Crossway,Craig Blomberg,ESV,Justin Taylor.

Click on the red balloons to open description of day and event for that day.  You can also scroll in closer using the + key and scroll to East, West, North and South using the arrows.

If you want to move around on the map-click and hold mouse key down and drag in the direction you want to go.
If you run into trouble and lose the red balloons playing with the map, just refresh your page.

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For some reason the links no longer work to the map…(which is about 9 years old). If we shall find another working map, we will update it..
Passion Week

C. Monday- Cleansing the Temple (click for story)

On the way back to Jerusalem Jesus curses the fig tree.

When he arrives in Jerusalem, he cleanses the temple (though it’s debated, this is likely the area of the Royal Stoa, described by Josephus in Antiquitites 15.411–415, which ran the length of the southern wall of the Temple Mount).

Jesus then did miracles in the temple and received challenges from the Jewish leaders and astonishment from the crowd.

In the evening Jesus and the twelve return to Bethany.

D. Tuesday: Olivet discourse   (click here for story)

On the way back to Jerusalem in the morning the disciples see the withered fig tree.

In Jerusalem there are more temple controversies, and then Jesus delivers the Olivet Discourse on the return back to Bethany.

F. Thursday: The Last Supper (click for story here)

On Thursday evening in an upper room in Jerusalem, Jesus and his 12 disciples eat the Passover meal. They likely reclined on couches arranged in a square-shaped U, with Judas on Jesus’ left and John on his right. With four cups of wine, a part of Ex. 6:6–7a would have been recited, along with singing from Psalms 113–118.

Jesus institutes the Last Supper and indicates that Judas will betray him. Jesus washes his disciples’ feet during their time together and delivers the upper room discourse, which includes teaching them how to pray. Jesus predicts but Peter denies that he will deny Jesus.

They sing a hymn and head for the Mount of Olives.

G. Thursday: Ghetsemane

While in the Garden of Gethsemane (on the western slopes of Olivet, northeast of the temple across the Kidron Valley), the disciples sleep as Jesus prays in anguished submission to his Father about drinking the cup of his wrath.

Perhaps after midnight (hence early Friday morning), Jesus is betrayed by Judas with a kiss, and arrested by a band of soldiers, their captain, and the officers of the Jews. With his sword, Peter cuts off the ear of Malchus (servant of the high priest), but Jesus heals his ear. The disciples flee.

H.Friday: Jesus before Anas and Caiaphas, Peter denies Jesus (click for story here)

Jesus is taken for an informal hearing before Annas. (Annas served as high priest from A.D. 6–15; his son-in-law, Caiaphas, was high priest from A.D. 18–37.) Archaeologists have uncovered what would have been a two-level, 6,500 square foot mansion in the Upper City, which may have been Annas’ residence and may be the site of this initial hearing. The apostle John is able to enter the court with Jesus; Peter stays outside.

Annas binds Jesus and sends him to stand before Caiaphas and some members of the Sanhedrin Council, where he is mocked and beaten. They render him guilty of blasphemy. Then the Jewish portion of his trial concludes with Jesus bound before the full Sanhedrin, perhaps after or through sunrise.

I. Friday: Jesus before Pilate

Jesus’ Roman trial begins as he is delivered over to stand before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of the province Iudaea from A.D. 26–36. Pilate normally resided in Caesarea Maritima, but was in Jerusalem for the Passover. During his stays in Jerusalem, he would reside in “Herod’s Palace,” which had been the Jerusalem home of Herod the Great from 24–4 B.C.

J. Friday: Jesus before Herod

Upon learning that Jesus was a Galilean (and hence under the jurisdiction of Herod Antipas [“Herod the Tetrarch”]), Pilate sent Jesus to stand before Herod, who lived in the Hasmonean Palace during his reign from 4 B.C.–A.D. 39. Herod questioned Jesus, and the chief priests and scribes accused him, but Jesus did not answer. They therefore responded with contempt and mockery, arraying him in splendid clothing and returning him to Pilate.

K. Friday: Jesus before Pilate, flogged

The Praetorium, a raised stone pavement used for official judgments, stood outside Herod’s Palace and was the site of Jesus’ condemnation under Pilate. The crowd urged Pilate to crucify Jesus and to free the insurrectionist/terrorist Barabbas instead.

Jesus is flogged by a metal-tipped rope that caused gaping wounds in the flesh and the muscles. (For medical details on the physical sufferings of Jesus, see this 1986 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association [PDF].) Jesus was then stripped and mockingly dressed in a scarlet robe and made to wear a crown of thorns and given a reed as a scepter (with which they hit him on the head). They then stripped the robe and put his clothes back on him.

L. Friday: Simon of Cyrene caries Jesus’ cross

Probably passing through the Gennath (Garden) Gate, Jesus is unable to carry the cross, and Simon from Cyrene is recruited to carry it for him.

M. Friday: Jesus crucified

Jesus is led to the hill of Golgotha overlooking a quarry (most likely at the present-day site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre).

There, between approximately 9AM and 3PM, Jesus is crucified between two insurrectionists. He was offered (but refused to drink) wine mixed with gall. His clothes were divided among the soldiers by lot. He was mocked by the insurrectionists being crucified on either side of him, by Pilate’s sign above his head (identifying him as “King of the Jews”), by those passing by, and by the Jewish rulers.

From noon until 3 pm there was darkness over the land.

His last seven words were: (1) Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (2) [To one of the insurrectionists] Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise. (3) [To the beloved disciple (John) concerning Mary] Behold, your mother! (4) “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (5) I thirst. (6) It is finished. (7) Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!

As Jesus died, an earthquake opened up tombs causing the dead to raise to life. A centurion filled with awe exclaimed that Jesus truly was the innocent Son of God.

To ensure death, the legs of the two insurrectionists were broken, but a soldier instead pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, pouring forth blood and water.

N. Friday: Tearing of the Temple curtain

As Jesus died, the massive curtain in Herod’s Temple, separating the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place (where the priest could enter only once a year on the Day of Atonement) was torn in two. An earthquake opened up tombs causing the dead to raise to life. At Golgotha, a centurion filled with awe exclaimed that Jesus truly was the innocent Son of God.

O. Friday: Jesus buried

Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy member of the Sanhedrin and a secret disciple of Jesus, requested and received permission from Pilate to have the body. Joseph and Nicodemus wrapped Jesus’ body in a clean linen shroud along with 75 pounds of myrrh and aloe. That evening they buried Jesus in Joseph’s newly hewn, unused rock tomb located in a garden near Golgotha. They rolled a massive stone over the entrance.

P. Saturday: Pilate orders tomb sealed

On the Sabbath, at the suggestion of the chief priests and the Pharisees, Pilate orders the tomb sealed and a guard to stand watch over the tomb until Sunday.

Q. Jesus’ resurrection (click for stories here)

(The following is based on a helpful harmonization by Craig Blomberg, Jesus and the Gospels, pp. 354–355.)

Near dawn on Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome head to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body with spices, with Mary Magdalene perhaps arriving first. They encounter two angels dressed in dazzling white, one of whom announces Jesus’ resurrection. Fearful and joyful, they are silent but then decide to report back to the other disciples; Mary Magdalene may have run ahead, telling Peter and John before the other women get there.

Jesus meets the other women heading back to the disciples and encourages them to tell them the others and to remind them that he’ll meet them in Galilee. Meanwhile Peter and John arrive at the tomb, discovering it to be empty. After they leave, Mary Magdalene returns to the tomb, seeing the angels and then Jesus (whom she thinks at first is a gardener).

That afternoon Jesus appears to Cleopas and another man on the road to Emmaus, and then (separately) to Peter. On Sunday evening Jesus appears to the 10 disciples (minus Judas and Thomas) behind locked doors in Jerusalem.

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