Holy Land Videos -- Israel

Planning a Trip to the Holy Land?

Let Diana von Glahn, host of The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land  TV series, be your guide!  In these videos, Diana covers all of the must-see sites and everything you need to know when you get there!

Basilica of the Agony -- Holy Land Video

Explore Jerusalem’s amazing Basilica of the Agony, built atop the rock where it is believed Jesus prayed in agony the night before His Passion. This beautiful Basilica, also known as the Church of All Nations, is built to evoke the darkness of that night and is one of the most beautiful churches in the Holy Land.  In this video you’ll learn about the beautiful mosaics, cupolas and alabaster windows and why it’s also called the Church of All Nations.

Basilica of the Annuciation -- Holy Land Video

Diana visits the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, built atop the home where the Virgin Mary lived when the Archangel Gabriel visited her and told her that she would give birth to the Son of God.

Cana Wedding Church -- Holy Land Video

Diana visits the Wedding Church at Cana, built over the site where it is believed Jesus attended a wedding and performed his first miracle: turning water into wine. Married couples renew their wedding vows here, day in, and day out.

Church of Dominus Flevit -- Holy Land Video

The Church of Dominus Flevit, nestled along the Mount of Olives, is built in the shape of a tear to commemorate the site where Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem and prophesied its eventual destruction. The words Dominus Flevit are Latin for “The Lord Wept”.  Explore this beautiful Holy Land church along with Diana as she explains the events that happened here.

Church of St Anne -- Holy Land Video

Jerusalem’s Church of St Anne is built over the childhood home of the Virgin Mary, where she was born and where she lived with her parents, Saints Joachim and Anna. Join Diana as she takes you inside and on the grounds of this beautiful church and explores its history, architecture, and significance. You’ll see the crypt below the church which houses the cave believed to be where the Virgin Mary was born.

Church of St Gabriel -- Holy Land Video

Diana visits the Greek Orthodox Church of St Gabriel in Nazareth, believed by some to be where the Archangel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she would bear the Son of God.

Church of St John the Baptist -- Holy Land Video

In this Holy Land video, Diana visits Ein Karem’s Church of St John the Baptist, built over the site of his birth.  Follow along as she gives you a tour of the magnificent interior of the church, the Grotto and the courtyard while discussing the meaning behind the stained glass, paintings, and statues.

Church of St. Peter's Primacy -- Holy Land Video

Jesus appears to His disciples after His Resurrection on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and asks St Peter, “Do you love me?” This momentous event, establishing Peter as the Rock on which Jesus built His Church, is commemorated at the Church of St Peter’s Primacy. A pilgrimage to the Holy Land brings the Gospels to life. Consider joining us on one of our upcoming pilgrimages!

Church of the Holy Sepulchre -- Holy Land Video

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the #1 must-see site on your pilgrimage to the Holy Land!  Inside are the sites of Jesus’ Crucifixion, Death, Burial and Resurrection, and Diana takes you step-by-step through the most holy site in Christianity.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre: How It was Built -- Holy Land Video

Diana explains how the Church of the Holy Sepulchre came to be built over the sites of Jesus’ Crucifixion, Death, Burial, and Resurrection.

Church of the Pater Noster -- Holy Land Video

Located on the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Pater Noster stands on the traditional site of Christ’s teaching of the Lord’s Prayer.

Church of the Visitation -- Holy Land Video

Located in Ein Karem, the Church of the Visitation is where the Blessed Virgin Mary traveled after the Annunciation to visit her newly pregnant relative, Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah.  The Bible says that Mary traveled to the hill country to visit Elizabeth and fittingly the Church of the Visitation is located at the top of a short, but steep climb. Take a look at this video and you’ll see it’s more than worth the climb!

Dead Sea -- Holy Land Video

Diana takes you to the Dead Sea, the saltiest body of water on the entire planet, and tells you its Biblical history and all about what it’s like to float in it.

Food -- Holy Land Video

Diana eats all of the yummy food of the Holy Land! Hummus, hummus, and more hummus!

Garden of Gethsemane -- Holy Land Video

Diana visits the Garden of Gethsemane, on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. Among these 2,000 year-old trees, Jesus prayed in agony to His Heavenly Father before his Passion.

Jerusalem's Gates -- Holy Land Video

The host of The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land, Diana von Glahn, explores the seven gates of Jerusalem’s Old City walls, including the Golden Gate — believed to be the gate through which Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.


Mount Carmel -- Holy Land Video

The Faithful Traveler host Diana von Glahn visits Mount Carmel in the city of Haifa, where the Carmelite Order was founded, and where the Prophet Elijah once battled the priests of Baal.



Pools of Bethesda -- Holy Land Video

Diana explores the ruins of the Pools of Bethesda in Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter, where Jesus healed a paralytic on the Sabbath, and where pilgrims visit year round.

Sea of Galilee -- Holy Land Video

Diana takes you to the Sea of Galilee, where pilgrims ride in a boat similar to the one Jesus and his disciples used. On the peaceful Sea, you can just imagine Jesus calming the storm or walking across he water, calling out to you to trust in him.

Stations of the Cross -- Holy Land Video

Diana explains the origin and meaning of the Stations of the Cross, a popular Catholic prayer and devotion.


Upper Room -- Holy Land Video

The Upper Room or Cenacle was the site of three of the most important events in Christianity: the Last Supper, where Jesus met His Disciples after His Resurrection, and the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the Disciples at Pentecost.  Diana takes you to the site as it appears today.

Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) -- Holy Land Video

In this video, Diana guides you along the Via Dolorosa or the Way of the Cross as it twists and turns through Jerusalem.

Western Wall -- Holy Land Video

Diana visits Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the holiest site in the world for Jews, which encircled Temple Mount, where the Second Temple once stood.