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    Abrahamic Pilgrimage Essay

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    A pilgrimage is the spiritual journey made to a sacred place in order to show religious devotion and is an aspect of every major religion. In the three Abrahamic faiths, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, pilgrimage possesses a similar interpretation that is distinct from other religions. While similar in pilgrimage sites, the three religions vary in their pilgrimage purpose and practices. The five pillars of Islam are five essential acts that every able Muslim must perform; the fifth is the Hajj, the journey to Mecca that must be accomplished once in a lifetime. The three Judaic festivals, Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot required male Jews to travel to Solomon’s Temple at least once per festival, although this is no longer expected as the temple…

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    In my papers for “The Longing” and “The Call” I talked a lot about how this pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome was desire for me to be able to have emotional healing, build a foundation with God, and have be able to be at peace with myself. To prepare for such a journey, there is a lot one needs to do; such as packing and planning. But when one goes on a pilgrimage, there is a whole new preparation that needs to take place. You need to prepare your soul for the experience. People go on pilgrimages…

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    Holy Selfies Pilgrimage was practiced in the medieval times. The years 1100-1600 were considered The Golden Age for pilgrimage in Europe. It was designed as a journey to become closer to God by rejecting every day comfort. One could conclude that it was a sacrifice to God. As pilgrimage became popular in Europe, it helped shape the system and even stabilized economic needs for villages. Furthermore, villages developed into towns due to the increase in pilgrim numbers. Cathedrals were found…

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    For my personal pilgrimage, I would want to travel to Angel Island, where my great-great grandfather had to pass through in order to immigrate to America. As a result, it holds deep significance to my family and me, as well as a large amount of Asian-Americans living in the Bay Area. Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay just east of Tiburon. There are hiking trails around its mountain, Mount Caroline Livermore, as well as beaches and a variety of natural plants. In order to reach…

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    When someone get back from vacation, they tend to say that something changed about them. It could be a new (relaxed) attitude, a new philosophy or any other concepts that they picked up and then abandon after a few weeks. However, the word pilgrimage is associated with a tradition where people for centuries travel to places that have existed for centuries. People visit a significant location for any type of reason and at that place, something inside them just changes.Typically, pilgrimages are…

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    Pre-Reliquary Baptism

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    Religion and pilgrimage to holy sites was developed into an integral part of the society during the 12th century. The Christian believed in the resurrection of Christ and the afterlife that depended on the actions of an individual over the course of their lifetime. In order to gain salvation Christians at the time made pilgrimages to holy sites in order to please their God and attain salvation from hell and find a place in the abode of God; the heavens. As the favored place of pilgrimage was…

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    Pardon His Hypocrisy: The Pardoner and the Nature of Evil The Pardoner is certainly a character who requires extensive interpretation in order to understand his actions and justify his tale. He serves as a complete antithesis to what the holy road of the pilgrimage symbolizes, selling fake religious relics for personal profit while still preaching “Radix malorum est Cupiditas” (Pardoner’s Prologue 334). Blatant hypocrisy combined with despicable character makes the Pardoner seem like the lowest…

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    At one point in history most parts of Spain were controlled by Muslims, so when pilgrims decide to take on the journey to Santiago they consider it as the” Holy Land”. Santiago de Compostela cathedral began its construction in 1075 but wasn’t officially consecrated until 1211. Today one of the most visited points of all western Europe is Santiago, Spain for many reasons. From St. James the Greater, to the richness of the architecture of the cathedral, to the significance of the journey…

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    many pilgrims began to make their way to the shrine at Santiago de Compostela in hopes of seeking forgiveness for their sins or cures for their illnesses. Conques was located along one of the pilgrimage roads leading from France to Spain and saw countless people pass through as this movement grew. This prime location later became extremely beneficial when the village gained popularity when they began construction of a much larger church in an effort to house sacred relics that had been acquired…

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    Religion is a very powerful influence in some cultures, and to some, it is how people have governed their lives and what they held onto in times of hardship. Off to the new land the Pilgrims did go, but it wouldn’t be as easy or comfortable as they had hoped or even imagined, rather it was a hard journey for all. However, once the difficulty of the trip had passed, they started anew and made acquaintances that would later become valued friends. The faith of the Pilgrims was strong, despite harsh…

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