The Christian Temple where the Jewish roots of Christianity have restored
I visited and studied this place Israel’s Galilee a few years ago. I encourage everybody, first the Jews and Christians who believe in incompatibility of the two faiths, visit this place to assure themselves that the fundamental God’s Judeo-Christian morality is the important uniting virtue of the Jews and Christians, and is the foundation for the Western World to exist and prosper.
The center “Domus Galilaeae” is a place where Christians can have a direct contact with the living tradition of Israel, following the footsteps of St. Justin, Origen, and St. Jerome as well as many other Fathers of Church who returned to their Hebrew roots to understand the meaning of prayer, of feasts, and Hebrew liturgies, which were the daily food of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The presence in Israel of many of the best scriptures scholars and prestigious biblical schools, allows “Domus Galilaeae” to be the ideal place to promote a recovery of scriptural studies as the witness of the living presence of God.
This is a channel of communication, which helps Christians to deepen the roots of their faith; a place to build peace and to see God, as Patriarch Sabah said at the end of his homily as he laid the first stone:
«“…Blessed are the pure of heart because they shall see God. To see God! Then we will see the truth of his creatures and we will see the peace of God which only in itself can be the peace of all men…Brothers and sisters, let us pray that this new house may truly be a place of encounter, where all doubts will be overcome and where the pilgrim is helped to see God and to enjoy His peace. This we wish to all those who will come to know Jesus and to make him known. »
The meaning for “Domus Galilaeae” has been underlined several times by Kiko and Carmen. To read the Gospel in the light of tradition and of the Hebrew Liturgies- Carmen Hernandez said – helps to understand «the mystery of this people, who do not demonstrate the existence of God, but as living witnesses, proclaim his presence throughout all of history. » Immersing oneself in prayer and study in this atmosphere will be a real source of personal and theological renewal for many future presbyters and for all those who will come.
John Paul II, very familiar with the Hebrew world, on many occasions has reiterated the need to return to our Hebrew roots in order to understand and live Christianity. Giving an impulse as well to the new evangelization, especially in his recent apostolic exhortation «Dies Domini. »