VIDEO: [i24News] Thousand of Christians from around the world partake in the Jerusalem march on the holiday of Sukkot.
The parade is one of the central events of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s (ICEJ) annual celebration in Israel.
Dozens of national delegations assembled in Jerusalem’s Sacher Park resplendent in their national costumes and carrying their nations’ flags. They wended their way through the streets of the capital down to the Liberty Bell Park next to the German Colony neighborhood.
Delegations came from locations ranging from the US to the Philippines, from the United Kingdom to South Africa and countless places in between.
The Feast of Tabernacles event is a five-day celebration for Evangelical Christians that takes place during Sukkot because of the Bible’s mention and inclusion of non-Jews in the holiday’s ceremonies.
“During the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, the Jewish people were to gather together in Jerusalem, not only to remember God’s provision in the wilderness, but also to look forward to that promised messianic age, when all nations will flow to this city to worship the Lord,” the ICEJ said in a statement.
Pastor Eliana Cabral, who was born in Brazil and has been a US citizen for the last 26 years and a participant in the march, is in Israel for the sixth time. She said she was supportive of the Jewish state because of the Bible’s injunction to love the people of Isra- el and to hasten the coming of Jesus as the messiah.
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