Another important celebration during this month is about to come which is the Holy Week. This event is being celebrated worldwide, especially by the Christian Church that is why it is being considered as a very big occasion.
This year, Holy Week falls on the 14th day of April to the 20th day of April. This event always begins with Passion Sunday or commonly known as Palm Sunday followed by the Ash Wednesday which is being held annually 46 days ahead than the Easter Sunday. However, the main celebration starts with Maundy Thursday or also known as the Jueves Santo followed by the Good Friday or Viernes Santo. On the other hand, it ends with Holy Saturday or commonly known as Sabado de Gloria which is scheduled this year on April 20.
The main reason for the celebration of this event is to honor and devote Jesus Christ for the great things that He did in the past on the same week. Moreover, it is also considered as the Church’s most important week in the year.
For someone to rejoice this important event you must make every single moment exciting and by doing this, you need to explore and drop into these ten following religious attractions.
Billy Graham Library
Billy Graham Library is located on a 20-acre plot and has a design of cross-shaped entrance styled with a dairy barn. It is one of the most interesting places that you can visit during Holy Week wherein you can find Graham’s grave. Billy Graham, also known as William Franklin Graham Jr. Is a remarkable Christian figure who considered as one of the Christian’s most dominant leader during the 20’th era. He also became a spiritual adviser to the 33rd president in US which is Harry S. Truman up to the last former president, which is Barack Obama. There is so much religious knowledge waiting for you there so don’t hesitate to go in this place!
One of the most stunning museums found in the U.S.A. is the Creation Museum in which you can find the different inventions made by the Lord. It is located in the Petersburg, Kentucky. You will feel that you are living during Jesus Christ’s era because of the live biblical stories. You will also see creative representations of Jesus’ life and missions, as well as His promise for the future. Visitors will also experience special sound effects just like the deafening roar of exotic animal. One more thing is that, they offer workshops for those who wanted to learn more about religion. What are you waiting for? If I were you, I will consider this as one of my best picks!
Holy Land Experience
In Orlando Florida, rests the beauty of Holy Land Experience. Whoever visits this place will have the privilege to witness the sight and sound in the world of bible in an interactive way. Once you entered this place, you will actually feel that you were taken back 2,000 years ago, from the ancient Jerusalem. Moreover, you will able to encounter the well designed structures of the Great Temple and Plaza and Garden Tomb. On the other hand, Wilderness Tabernacle, allows you to gain knowledge about the significance of the bible. This place is great, right? What do you think about it?
There are lot of Cathedrals found in U.S.A but what stands out the most is the Crystal Cathedral located in Garden Grove, California. This cathedral was designed by Philip Johnson, a great architect during his time. Its design is inspired by the modern architecture that perfectly blends with innovation. In addition, it is made up of 10,000 glass panels that shine when there is a presence of light. Because of its special features, it was considered as an architectural treasure. I bet you do not want to miss out to visit in this kind of treasured place, isn’t it?
One of the churches that originate from the ancient tradition (Episcopal) is the Trinity Church which is located in New York City. This church was founded in 1697. Unfortunately, the fire burnt it down in 1776 and was rebuilt in the year of 1778. The newly constructed church has 280 foot-steeple, which stands as the tallest landmark in the city. Moreover, this church displays maps, burial records, as well as other significant artifacts.
Wycliffe Discovery Center
This tourist attraction is found in Orlando, Florida and is named after the English scholar John Wycliffe who translated the Bible into the most used languages. This destination features a modern technology for visitor’s purposes. They will be able to experience the stories in the Bible in a very unique way through computer games and multimedia presentation.
Jewish Heritage’s Maltz Museum
In 2005, Maltz Museum opened for a reason of cultivating knowledge and tolerance by means of contributing Jewish heritage through the perspective of Americans. Almost all of the told stories of every individual became realistic through the use of various presentations such as films, artworks, interactive shows, and other artifacts. This building is located in Cleveland and is fabricated primarily of Jerusalem’s golden limestone which had been mined in the southern part of Israel. In addition, this museum is divided into seven areas with different themes.
Christ in the Smokies
Just like the other museums mentioned above, Christ in the Smokies is also one of the great museums that you can pay a visit during the celebration of Holy Week. It is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and it has a special feature such a theatrical lighting, human-sized representations including the music and any other special effects. You can also find a gift shop there wherein you can buy souvenirs.
Cultural Center of Pope John Paul
This building, which is located in Washington DC, was established to give the Roman Catholics a house for the museum. Its significance is to connect and explore both faith and culture at the same time. This is done through lectures, displays, and exhibits. Do not miss out all the fun and knowledge you can attain during the visit!
One of the most visited tourist spot that is in line with religion is the Temple Square with 34-acres found in the Salt Lake City. It is the world capital of The Church of Jesus Christ. The square offers trips and presentation about religion through displays, films, and exhibits. There are also restaurants available in that tourist spot.