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From the Gospel According to Luke 24:13 -35
On the Way to Emmaus - Gustave Doré
That very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village seventeen miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him. He asked them,
“What are you discussing as you walk along?” They stopped, looking downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know of the things that have taken place there in these days?” And he replied to them, “What sort of things?”. They said to him, “The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him. But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel; and besides all this, it is now the third day since this took place. Some women from our group, however, have astounded us: they were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find his body; they came back and reported that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who announced that he was alive. Then some of those with us went to the tomb and found things just as the women had described, but him they did not see.”
And he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”. Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him
in all the Scriptures.
As they approached the village to which they were going, he gave the impression that he was going on farther. But they urged him, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. And it happened that, while he was with them at the table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that, their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight. Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?”
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem where they found gathered together
the eleven and those with them who were saying, “The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!” Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.
Where is Emmaus in the Map?
The EMMAUS Trail Highlights
The Trail begins at the Cenacle, the Upper Room where the Last Supper took place. From there, the two disciples started there journey to Emmaus,
The New Gate
Leaving Jerusalem's Old City on they way to Emmaus, the modern path leads through one of the 7 Gates, th mos modern one: The New Gate.
Hurvat Bet Telem
The first leg of the journey is now a (semi) straight line going West (and slightly North) through Jerusalem's New City. That's Jaffa Street, with it's unique Style.
The first village out of the Holy City that this journey crosses is the old village of Lifta. It has a lot of History and one of the most shocking perspectives of the region.
Get involved with the Emmaus Trail
Walk to Emmaus on Easter Monday
Latin Patriarcate of Jerusalem
The Emmaus Trail T-Shirt
The Community of the
At Emmaus - Nikopolis
Along the Way with Jesus (In Spanish)
A book by Fr. Joaquin Paniello
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